We have gotten into a rhythm on Ellie's preschool days. She loves to walk independently to school--and it is right next door. I will say goodbye at the front door, and then go to Cece's room to watch her walk in front of the house. She will always stop and wait for me to open the window and yell something to her (like "have a great day" or "I love you"). Then Greg will hop up on the bathtub and watch her walk up Miss Traci's driveway. She will always stop and wait for him to open his window and yell something to her (usually "I love you").