Caleb was all smiles when I left him at daycare.
And I still cried.
Norah cried when I left her.
And I cried some more.
But, I know Norah only cried for 30 seconds or so, and then she was fine. I knew she would be, so we (Jerry met me there to ease the transition, and he knew I'd probably need a hug after leaving them, so it was the two of us dropping them off) made our exit as quickly and painlessly as possible -- in my experience, leaving kids is like pulling off a band-aid, best to do it as fast as possible; lingering is harder on the both of you.
Both had a good afternoon and I got a lot of work done in my office in preparation for my classes. Plus, I got to enjoy some of the aforementioned perks of being back to work (ie, peeing by myself).
So, all in all, it went well. And man alive, the day went by so fast!