Ella is now taking a nap every day at school - hooraaay! We're bringing Snoopy, blankie and Tee Tee back and forth each day, and I think it's doing the trick. Today she slept from 1:45 - 3:30, a really good solid nap. She tells me at the end of the day, "I fall asleep" and is so proud of herself, it is so sweet.
This morning was the first morning I was able to drop her off without any tears this week, which was a VERY big relief. The teacher had music on and the kids were all dancing with instruments, so Ella couldn't help herself but be really interested.
Right after she started, her teacher said we needed to buy pull-ups because Ella used the potty so frequently, so we switched to pull-ups over the weekend. It's amazing how quickly she's picked it up and is using the potty about 80% of the time now. In a week or two I think it'll be time for a concerted potty training effort.
Tonight she told me she hit a boy in her class with a spoon today(yikes). She said totally seriously and matter of fact, "Ella hit Jihad with spoon. Jihad sad." I asked her if she told him that she was sorry, and she said yes; and I asked what Miss Erin said and she said "Ella, no hit Jihad with spoon." Jihad is her buddy though so I think this was a fleeting disagreement!
It's definitely been a really big difference after having her be home with Steve for so long, but overall a good first full week and I am really happy we ended the week with no tears this morning!