Repetition Card & Parent gutting !
Quick post. Inspired by the repetition Challenge at Moxie Fab, I’ve finally made a start on my Christmas cards. It’s one. Not going to go too far round my list. But hey, I’m trying. Ive used a Hero Arts snowman stamp- cute but not too cute, iykwim?! Tried to make a couple of alterations as we can all carbon copy something 3 times. Tried to give it an edge but think I made them look a little squiffy! Oh well, my head is elsewhere- messed with by the supreme of all messers; my kids.
It has to be the very things that you love with a passion that have the ability to gut wrench you.
My littlie continues to ‘bear’ school. Tiny steps of progress have been seen- he found out one of his ‘two’ ( & only two friends’ names!). I saw him smile when he played with him after school pickup. My heart was somewhat soothed.
I’d seen his teacher (who is completely fab and super-trying to settle him) for a meeting. The problem is that he seemingly doesn’t want to settle too much. I agreed that probably time will help.
When I’d picked him up I asked him whether his morning had been good. He said ‘I was missing you Mummy’. I nodded and avoided saying I’d missed him too and further compounding his sadness!!! He said it was after lunchtime and ‘I was quietly crying’.
Just rip out my heart.
How do they issue those few little words that are like an internal bomb.
Could he have not simply stated ‘I was a bit sad’.
I gulped and smiled. ‘it’s ok.’ I talked about talking to the dinner staff f he couldn’t find his friends. I love you dinner staff- you are my stand- ins and I’m really glad they’re nice and patient with all the kids foibles and upsets!
This transitioning is pretty tough. I’d forgotten all of it.
Kinda not helped by nearly every other parent at the gates who I speak to, who say ‘oh, my child is loving it, they can’t wait to come’.
Really hoping today is better.
Am I expecting too much?!!
See you soon after I’ve smoothed all my ruffled feelings. X