I am thrilled to report that Ellie did NOT cry for the first hour or at all for that matter today at her new school. Which is great for both of us. I am telling you, Ellie's cry is so pitiful and cute and the lip comes out and quivers. Her crying could melt the coldest of hearts.
Today she bonded with one of the classroom teacher's aids who is awesome. She also had her first Occupational and Speech therapy sessions. Both therapists were EXCELLENT. I am exuberant because it has been a long, long time since Ellie had either of these therapies.
Today instead of crying Ellie did a lot of laughing. Her laugh has a profound effect on everyone who hears it in the opposite way her crying does. You can't help but laugh. It was balm to my heart that this is a place where she can go and laugh and play and be proud of herself.
It's so wonderful that good things are happening for her there. It's a good problem to have that I actually feel that I could get in the way there versus needing to be there to protect her.