Of course I sat there and cried. It seems like just yesterday that we dropped MG off for her first day of preschool and Claire looked at me all serious (at 2-1/2 years old) and said, "I wanna go to school!"
"But Claire," I said,"you and I get to have special Mommy and Claire time together at home while your sister is at school. Won't that be fun?"
She looked at me like she couldn't decide if I was deaf or just dense, "I WANNA go to SCHOOL."
Luckily the school has a drop off program for littler kids, so she spent a year there, a year in preschool, and a year in pre-k. She looked so grown up standing there. Can't believe that three years can go by so fast.