Hurricane Irene really left her mark in our county. So much so, that we were closed on what was supposed to be our first day of school. Cubs 3 and 4 had their first day of school still, and the rest of us will celebrate our first day tomorrow. Mrs. Kelley, our new day care provider, usually follows the school system’s calendar including delays and closures. However, she was kind enough to let the girls visit for a few hours to help get them acclimated to her home. This morning, every time we mentioned school, Mrs. K, day care, etc., Cub 3 would burst into tears, and with every outburst, I would tear up and have to walk away from her. I had decided that I would not be the best candidate for taking them to Mrs. K’s house because why would Cub 3 want to stay with someone else if I’m crying right along with her? PB wasn’t being sympathetic to my need to stay at home, so we drove them over together. At this point, Cub 3 was doing pretty well, and I thought the outbursts were over.
I have to admit – for about fifteen whole minutes – Cub 3 was doing much better than her MB! I mean, look at this cute, reassuring sign that she was going to be JUST FINE!
As they made their way up the sidewalk to the door, I was a mess! My girls were being brave and I was a snotty-nosed mess sitting in the truck!
As I rolled the window down to be ready to wave to Mrs. K when she opened the door, I heard a shrieking “No! No!” from Cub 3 and I hurried to put the window back up! Hearing that did not help the tears stop flowing AT ALL!
PB drove me around on a few errands looking for last minute things for my classroom and school supplies for the boys when my cell phone rang…it was Mrs. K.! Of course, I’m thinking Cub 3 was still crying and she wanted us to come pick her up earlier. So I answered the phone:
MB: Hi Mrs. K. Is everything alright?
Mrs. K.: Oh yes! The girls are fine! I was calling to check on YOU! How are you doing?
I just LOVE her already!! The girls had a great time! They played, danced, ate snacks, and read books. I was so relieved that all went well (like I knew that it would)! 🙂 We had a few more errands to complete today, but first we celebrated a great ending to the cubs’ first day of school with Happy Meals!
Cub 3 said, “Mommy, I not gonna cry at Miss Kel-wees tomorrow!” I wonder if she’ll ask for McDonald’s again…
Peace and Blessings!