Diego: I want Gelli to go to a special school where she has all special classmates.
Me: I think it’s a better if she goes to a typical school with typical classmates. She is only in preschool now, so she might enjoy it more.
Diego: But if she goes to a regular school, then I have to be there. Because I don’t want anyone to make fun of her. They might make fun of her, Mom.
Diego’s love for his sister is FIERCE. He wants to protect her…to shelter her…to be with her always…and I LOVE THAT. But, I also know that Gelli can do this and that she is ready for the next phase of her toddler days.
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, then you know that we reached a huge milestone on Monday. I had planned with my friend Tetet, to bring Gellibean in for a trial at The Little Apprentice. I shared my concerns with Tet. She’s a good friend and has actually been telling me for months to bring Gelli in already. But I think she also knows that Gelli is the last baby, and that this Momma is holdin’ on as long as she can to that last baby at home-feeling…
She did totally fine….as in TOTALLY FINE…and my heart is full…I didn’t even cry (tears of gratitude) until I spoke to Nino about it later that night, when the kids were sleeping, and we were discussing the events of our day. Here is my photo stream of her first (and second) day at school that filled my heart.
I don’t think I could be any more pleased than I was at the end of the second day of her trial…see that little smile in this sleepy selfie with baby girl? That’s only a fraction of what I was feeling on the inside. Happiness.