Today was Hayden's first day of "school" and he survived (as did I). Randy and I both dropped him off and he cried. That was tough. He was reaching for us and just in tears. Not a great moment. But we left and hoped he would be okay, and he was.
The director called me 45 minutes later (at 8:45 am), and let me know that Hayden was doing wonderful and was just fine. YAY!... I was worried when I saw 'First School' on the Caller ID, but I was relieved when it was good news.
I returned to pick him up at noon and the first thing he said was, "daddy?...". Um no... just mommy... I suppose he was okay with that because we left without incident. He apparently ate well and loved going outside as well as being strolled in the stroller... so all in all it was definitely a positive experience... we'll see how Thursday goes... I am not naive to think that it will be without tears but hopefully in time it will be less "dramatic" and he will be happy to go to school and "pay" (i.e., play)... I'll be sure to keep everyone updated on the situation.
Oh and I did take some pictures this morning to mark the historic day; however, I did not take any at the school... I think that would have been too much and too distracting... but here are some from this morning when I went to get him in his crib and from our ride to the school... enjoy!