Blake started a new daycare/preschool last Monday and it has been going great- he has cried a few minutes on a couple mornings but the teachers say he stops right away and is adjusting very well. He hasn't asked at all about his old daycare but asks all the time about his best little friend Ryan from the old daycare. According to Blake, Ryan was his "best" friend! They were so clsoe that his teachers gave me Ryan's mom's phone number and email inc ase I wanted to touch base with her about having a playdate, etc (even though I don't really know who she us!).
Blake hasn't brought up Ryan for the past 3-4 days but this morning on the way to school he started crying b/c he wanted Ryan to be at his new school. I don't know what to do...do I contact Ryan's mom and see if she would want to do a playdate sometime? My only fear is that doing that will somehow prolong his separation form Ryan? Or do I contact her and try to set something up so Blake can play with his "best friend."?? Blake was set to go to a new room at his old daycare and would have been separated from Ryan anyway until Ryan transitioned to the preschool room so I don't know if I just let this go or try to set something up for a playdate!
I also think that the fact that we had a houseful of people and relatives all weekend who all had to leave yesterday may have something to do with this...he cried when his two little cousins left yesterday too- I have quite a sensitive 3 year old!