I bought Campbell a new lunchbox on Monday for school. He was very proud of it, even if he wasn't all that sure what exactly it was. He carried it out to the car all by himself.
When we got to school, his reaction was pretty funny. He looked around the car and then gave me a puzzled glance, kind of like he was saying, "Why are we here? W (our carpool buddy) and Lily aren't with us." We walked to his classroom and put up his lunchbox and supplies, and he immediately started playing with some toys. But then after about five minutes, he went to the gate and started rattling it, ready to leave I guess.
Ms. K got him involved in playing with our friend L (W's little sister) at the water table. He was happily occupied there when I gave him a quick kiss and ducked out. Unfortunately, he realized I was leaving before I made it out of the gate. But I stayed strong and kept walking. I trust Ms. K completely in dealing with him, and I knew he was just fine in her hands.
The report when I picked Campbell up was that he cried for a few minutes but then stopped without a problem. It will be interesting to see what happens when I take him on Thursday when he knows he's going to be left behind.
I celebrated my morning by going home, straightening up the house, taking a shower without any short people bothering me, and taking a two-hour nap. I'm going to make the most of the next two months of two free mornings a week while I can.