Today was day three of daycare and, once again, drop off went really well. I was only a little surprised about the good drop offs last week because Michael was in an agreeable mood. However, yesterday he was in major stalling mode. I expected that to impact today's drop off in two ways. First , I expected him to stall. Second, I expected him to be tired and cranky - because he stalled at bedtime - and therefore super emotional when I tried to counter his stalling.
Nope. After telling me that he didn't want to get up I mentioned it was a school day and he hopped out of bed with a smile on his face. He was pleasant while he had breakfast, pleasant while we got him dressed, and even pleasant about getting into his carseat. He ran right into the school and didn't slow down until he heard people talking. At that point he slowed to a walk but greeted the early morning teacher with a polite "good morning".
I'm really happy that he seems to be enjoying school. I hope this trend continues. It makes him much easier to drop him off when he seems to genuinely enjoy going there. That certainly was not the case the last time we had him in daycare. It's such a relief.
Only time will tell if his attitude remains so positive.