She started daycare a week before Christmas so we dealt with that. Not as gracefully as I had hoped. I had so many emotions this year between daycare, not being with family for the first Christmas ever, having her with us, and just straight crazy hormones. I am a little glad to say been there done that at this point. I'll probably cry thinking back on it or even just as I write this post.
I made myself drive to Denver and Boulder so I wouldn't pick her up early. We started daycare before I went back to work so I could transition from being at home with her to working full time again. She loves to watch all of the kids in her class. They are all a couple months older and mobile. Her teachers say that she tricks them by crying a little to get their attention and then when they talk to her she smiles and they know she was just messing around with them.