1. Elizabeth says:

    September 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    This post brought a tear to my eye. Having already experienced this transformation with my grown boys does not make it any less painful. On the contrary, I think it makes it a little more so. I do believe you are seeing science at work, my friend. I’m in firm agreement that giving them the security they need in those early years gives them what they need to be independent. Olivia didn’t blink an eye when we dropped her off on Thursday. If you would’ve asked me a year ago, I’d have sworn that my own Velcro baby would have been crying her eyes out as I walked out the door. Mission accomplished. Virtual high five!

    • says:

      September 10, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      High five, my friend! Yes, I thought she would cry the week before school started. I had steeled myself for it. And then it didn’t happen. Her teacher looked at me like I was crazy when I told her I was surprised at how easily Annika took to her new environment.

  2. says:

    September 11, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks for preparing me for what is to come one day – it’s inevitable as kids grow up, I suppose. My DD is 2 years old so I have a few more years to get those extra hugs in. Thanks for sharing.

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