Tommy separates easily each time we go. I tell him I'll see him after the "goodbye circle." He gives me big bear hugs and a kiss and then goes off to play.
He's also been very clingy, more so than in years. He was in tears when my husband and I went out on the weekend (and he had the same babysitter he's had since he was born). Is this common at this age? Is there anything you can suggest to help him look forward to school? Next year the program is five mornings a week.
I think he does look forward to school. As to his clinging, this is perfectly age-appropriate. I would suggest asking Tommy what special things he might like to do all alone with mommy or daddy alone or together. Give him the power to dictate some time alone doing something with him that he would like to do; do this on a regular basis. He hasn't exactly been able to call many shots lately about where he or you go or what he does; this affords him these opportunities. Enjoy your little guy, he's having a great life!