Did I do the right thing by leaving her? Would she be crying all day for me? That first day was torturous for me. I kept looking at my watch thinking, what was she doing now? Was she crying again? Thinking maybe that I had abandoned her? When it was finally time to pick her up from school I was overjoyed.
Ever since I had my baby it seems that everywhere I go people want to hold her. I get it -- people love babies but I'm going to be honest, I have a hard time letting people hold her and even when people I know are holding her I'm just waiting for the moment I can grab her again. Before you think I'm crazy for feeling this way, hear me out.
There are many things I tell the parents in the hour that they sit with me on what is for them among the most emotional days of their lives. Here are some of the things that I want them to know. I hope they are of value to other parents of other new students now readying themselves to set out for other places.