Sure enough the morning of the first day went as smooth as ever. Eliana was super excited all morning and actually doing really good listening. When the bus came she basically ran up the steps, quickly looked back at me and gave me a quick "bye mom!".
I almost couldn't believe it. That was it? No holding on to me, no crying, no fear? Needless to say I was thoroughly relieved and her positive outlook on the new change in her life eased my mind completely. I still felt a pang in my heart watching that bus drive away with what seemed like still a baby off to grown up world. But there it is, and its all great. She loves school thankfully, and is eager every morning to go back. I'm really thankful for that! And congrats to all the kids out there who started their journey also!