I tried to make it as fun and exciting as possible for her by helping her pick clothes she really wanted and a lunch with a few of her favorite things in it. And it really helped. We even bought special shorts to wear under all her skirts, toured the classroom ahead of time and tested out the playground. Days before school started she was crying and telling me she didn't want to go, but the morning of she was ready.
She was totally happy and ready to take pictures and go to school, it was great.
Bob took the morning off to walk her to her first day of school.
It is going to take some getting used to her being gone all day. We already miss her a lot. Right after we got home Leon started asking "Where Pelpee?" "Pelpee go Dad?" He thought maybe she left with Bob who went to work. Scarlett also especially misses her a lot because they played for hours every day while Leon takes a nap.