"Where did you go today besides your classroom?"
"We went to Grebow (the big room where they use ride-on toys and play ball). But I cried."
"It's a fact of life."
After a short conversation I found out that she just wanted to sit on the side on a chair. Her teacher, in her teacherly wisdom said, "go play." After Charlotte shed a tiny tear or two, she said that she had a good time. Goodness, I am SO much happier this year than last at her Chicago preschool.