Day 3 was much better than I anticipated. The kids woke up excited about school and a lot of the conversation in the car as they sat in their car seats on the way there was about what they were going to do in school today. Again, Sid went straight for the water – which was pink today (the older kids were learning the letter p) and had lots of bottles and cups to play with. Nish was delighted to find that the green car he had been eyeing for the past two days was not occupied and so he promptly hopped on and drove around the open outdoor space with a silly grin plastered on his face and making loud vroom sounds. Both boys tried their hand at some carpentry and painting. Today for the first time since monday, i found them playing together for some time as they both rode around in their cars.
Absolutely no crying or clinging. Sid finished his sprouts and beans and most of his carrots. They were so engaged post snack time that they did not want to leave. They were the last 2 kids to get out of the classroom and waved loud cheerful goodbyes to the teachers.
I guess the acid test will be when we start the weaning process and i have to leave the space …it will be interesting to see how they cope without me here physically.
Although so far the school is going well, one little fellow has been very traumatized. Baby Amu is so used to having the twins around and playing with them and following them around everywhere that he is absolutely miserable after we leave in the morning. He mopes and sulks and wants to constantly be picked up. His whole face lit up when we got home today and he could not get enough of his brothers! I hope he settles down soon too!