Wishing all the children and parents beginning prep or going back to school the very best. My little one started Prep on Monday and it appeared all was going well on her first day at school. When we said goodbye she waved us on as if to say, "move on you're embarrassing me". That night she was visibly tired and noticeably grumpy. I asked how she felt on her first day and her reply was 'nervous', probing further I asked her what she meant, she said that "it was like I wanted to cry but I held it in".
The second day at school was markedly different, as I was about to leave she hung onto my leg, something she hadn't done since child care, the teacher told me to make a quick exit, the tears started and I felt like I failed her as a mother for some silly reason. As the day progressed it was clear that the first day tears where held over for "second day blues". She is a master of disguise our little one. Keep asking the questions, you never know what you might discover.