I thought this adjustment would be so much easier.
My first grader has actually done better than expected. I still hear the daily complaint that he doesn’t want to go to school, but by the time we have walked over he can’t seem to wipe the smile from his face so I have to guess that things really are not so bad.
The twins on the other hand… one of them is taking the change so so… and the other lets me know every.chance.he.gets. that he is not happy. Right down to sprawling across my bed the moment I opened my laptop to write this morning, just to tell me he ‘isn’t feeling so happy’ and he just wanted me to know.
Color me not surprised. Even my grandmother noticed his pout yesterday (and it wasn’t even a school day). The Doodle Bop is not feeling so happy because of Kindergarten. He claims he is bored. Things are not fun. I did happen to see him several times Friday as I worked the school book fair and he looked like he was having a ball each time I saw him. To which he tells me it was just because he saw me. I don’t know what to believe.
I don’t like the change I am seeing in my child, but I also remember him going through this at the beginning of pre-K before he settled in. This time around it is harder because the school is new AND his class meets in the afternoon (the time of day he needs to zone and now has to pay attention). I’m happy to be working the book fair again today and tomorrow so I can see what his mood is like in school again.
All I know is that I can’t take a minute more of this little one balled up on the couch in his dinosaur blanket.
Now to figure out how to handle the changes to my own schedule. I have always done my writing in the morning, and a little at naptime. And some again at night if I needed to. Now that my morning is completely thrown into chaos with the boys home I need to figure out a new way to do things. It used to be able to write with them here, but since school started (and their moods have changed), I am finding I need to settle into an entirely new schedule…which I have yet to come up with.
Right now I’m going to work on some 5 Minutes for Mom posts due this week. Check back here tomorrow for a Chuck E Cheese giveaway (for THREE readers) … and I am making it my mission to get back to regular Buy-Her posting if it’s the last thing I do. So many things in the works I need to get cracking!
But first the Bunny Bee needs me to put together his transformer Dinosaur. Leg came off. And the Doodle Bop has again moved his spot to mope from the couch to my bed. And spell check is not working! Doesn’t blogger know how much I need spell check?!
Chuck E Cheese – giveaway – tomorrow – be here!!!