I just had to tell you.....
I just dropped my boy off to childcare. When we got inside, he ran up the corridor.... stopped in front of the door to the 'Blue Room', and waited till I opened it. When I opened it to let him in, he ran inside, turned around and tried to push me out the door!
I signed him in, put his bag away, kissed him and left. He looked sad, but did not cry. He went to the tables, and one of the carers found an activity for him to do. With a small smile on his face, he sat down to put bottle caps into a jar through a slot. No tears. No tantrums.
He knew what to expect, he knew the pattern. Today the pattern made life easier for us both.