Asa is almost as bad. He will go to the nursery most of the time, provided it is someone he is familiar with. However, he cries EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. But just for a second. I always stand out of view and listen. If he continues, then I go into him and stay.
When Millicent was about two years old, a wonderful, sweet lady in our church decided to start keeping the nursery Sunday school class. The first few times Millicent didn't want to stay and I'm sure I stayed with her. But it didn't take long for her to warm right up to Mrs. Karen and grow to love her. She looked forward to her Sunday mornings with her. (Asa STILL cries and he's been going for 6-8 months.)
Mrs. Karen's Sunday school class is for two year olds (and younger)...and well, Millicent is 3 1/2. While Mrs. Karen does not care AT ALL that Millicent is still in her class, I knew it was time to move her when we got a new teacher for the preschool class. She knows her and she knows her children.
So here is Millicent a few Sundays ago as I made her stand with Mrs. Karen, her only teacher, before she went to her new class. Why she would not smile, I do not know. She was so happy.
Here she is with Mrs. Amy. Her second teacher ever. And since we homeschool, there probably won't be many. She is VERY nervous and didn't say a word all through class, according to Mrs. Amy. I only stayed a little while. However, she memorized her verse in that class time. She's so smart.
(Asa is still with Mrs. Karen, probably for a very long time.)
When Millicent gets nervous she doesnt speak or look at anyone. Which is pretty much ANY TIME she is with people and/or in a new situation. She has been known to cry if someone very unfamiliar (or a teenage boy...don't ask me why????) speaks to her. Poor thing. Boy, can I relate...wish those teenage boys would stop talking to me. No, that's not right, I teach a Sunday school class for youth. I'm shy too. So there you have it.