Repetition Card & Parent gutting !

September 19, 2012 at 1:02 pm 9 comments


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’.
Baby steps.
Really hoping today is better.
Am I expecting too much?!!

See you soon after I’ve smoothed all my ruffled feelings. X


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  • 1. Jg  |  September 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Oh made me sad Praying for him


  • 2. Ros Crawford  |  September 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Oh my heart aches for you … As a mum I feel your pain … and that of your little one who is obviously a sensitive loving little boy … I can but hope that things improve soon … each day must drag for you but one day you will look back on this … Just keep doing what you are doing … loving him … As for those other Mums … remember that your little one loves being with you … there is no bigger compliment!
    And I love your little snowmen … great CAS card …
    Thinking of you xxx


  • 3. TiaraHelen  |  September 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Oh, poor little sausage. Just hold on to the fact that he is apparently being perfectly honest with you which is a great sign, and that this phase will pass, as they all do!
    What do your other children think?
    I remember that it was difficult when my last child went to school, it really felt like the end of an era…

    Nice card, btw! x


    • 4. kerenbaker  |  September 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      The other kids are looking out for him. They dont think much beyond that. They’re all trying to suggest strategies to him. It’s quite lovely to see!


  • 5. Jeanne Thomas  |  September 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Oh Keren, I really do feel for you. He is your baby and they do say
    things that tear at your heart. I feel certain it wont be long before
    he will begin to enjoy school. Then you can relax more and get
    on with your lovely crafts which we all enjoy seeing so much.
    Love and hugs. Jeanne Thomas. Maybe see you at Port Sunlight?


    • 6. kerenbaker  |  September 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks so much Jean! Appreciate it. You should see me at Port Sunlight!!


  • 7. dianne  |  September 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Oh no, that would have been it for me !! the tears would be everywhere, children do have a way of doing that dont they. Its sooo hard for them to settle, my goddaughter who is 4 says she doesnt need to go to nursey anymore which made me smile, she said they dont HAVE to go haa haa


  • 8. Annette Allen  |  September 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    aww how totally adorable..


  • 9. Cath  |  September 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Hey Keren! Thanks for linking this up to the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂



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