Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Today when I picked her up it was a different story. At lunch an older student told her the first grade lunch was over and she needed to go to recess, so she hurried and cleaned up her things, went to recess, and started to cry. She didn't get to finish eating and was starving all afternoon (and after she asked her teacher she learned that lunch wasn't really over). Then she noticed I had tennis shoes on when she got home (not the norm for my summer footwear), and when she heard I'd gone on a walk this morning without her, she lost it all over again. Out came the story about lunch time along with her worries that she doesn't get to spend time with me anymore and she really just wants to stay home and she doesn't like eating lunch at school and on and on.
Change is good, but sometimes change is hard. We're definitely adjusting to our new norm over here. De-man is having his own adjustment period without his best friend at home all day, and today it manifested itself as he became a bully to his friends and brother. No wonder it feels like it's been a long week! I'm off to bed- I need to be well-rested to be the mom I need to be right now.
Hope to be back soon with more positive 1st grade news and other things to share!