Thankfully the fantastic carers on hand swooped in and sorted the situation, as only they could. Cue distraction in the shape of yesterdays favourite toy, and all sobs subsided nicely. And to complete the separation sequence nicely, with the mere mention of morning tea he was willing to be wrenched from my arms and seated happily, awaiting the arrival of food.
But back to Day One briefly – we received a lovely page of photos of Harrison interacting and playing nicely (no evidence of any child being clocked by his lightning speed “Helicopter Harry” hands, thank Goodness!) and report card recounting his “great first morning”. It also reeled off a list of achievements and host of friends names. Phew, our money is not going to waste!
As a reward we are spiriting him away to sunny Queensland for 6 days. Well, that and the fact his Daddy has to go for work and Mummy wants to celebrate Al’s 30th and see 3 of her fave gals! So he will have 144 hours of my undivided attention to make up for the two mornings of missing Mummy!