Thursday, August 19, 2010

School so far

My boys have awesome bed head. I love it so much I was tempted to let him run around all day with his awesome hair. But now we have to be somewhere in the morning so my kids have to look somewhat presentable.

This school thing is an adjustment for us. It is welcomed in some ways and not in others. I'm not sure how school is going for Will. The first day he was not very impressed. The next day seemed to improve and yesterday was even better. Yet, he was trying very hard to hold back the tears when he discovered the he had to go to school while his brothers got to go to the science museum. He was fine when I picked him up but then last night he was having some poop issues and I told him if he was sick in the morning he would not be able to go to school. I expected him to be upset by the prospect of missing school but instead he smiled and said, "Ok!" Then this morning he reminded me that he would need to stay home--I told him he was well enough to go to school.

When I dropped him off at school I asked him if he would like me to walk him to the hallway and watch him walk to class but he was emphatic that I walk him all the way to class. I think in Will's own way he is trying to deal with some feelings of uneasiness and insecurity. It is hard to tell with Will because he is so easy going and generally does not let things phase him. I assumed I was the only one with anxiety about being separated and was sure he was going to be in love with school, but so far that doesn't seem to be the case. I think he does really enjoy being there but it takes him a little time to warm up to it each day.
The other thing I'm not happy about is that it is only the fourth day of school and already he is coming home with new phrases I don't care for. Yesterday he told me about a new game he played called, "Butt Panic." Butt Panic? It has something to do with the slide. I had to sit him down and remind him we don't use the word Butt and perhaps Slide Shocker would be a better name for the game or even Bum Panic would be more acceptable.

I'm already envisioning him coming home next week telling me that he learned about the birds and the bees. And then he'll be kissing girls behind the school building. What's next?

I'm not sure about this school thing.

There is one other interesting thing we have noticed this week but that will have to be another post.


Jess and Jen said...

Abby was a lot like that when she started kindergarten (although she didn't come home playing a new game with a not so good name!), it only lasted a week or two, then she was fine and happy going everyday. -Jen

Michelle said...

This just means that you are such and great and fun Mom that he would rather be with you, then in boring school. He might have a teacher he doesn't care for. Daniel had a teacher in Kindergarten that didn't like boys and we found that out a month into school. She was older and couldn't seem to handle busy children, so she tended to favor girls. She told us that all boys should be on medicine for their behavior. Maybe he is just so used to all the indivdual attention that you give him that this is a real shock. Either way it should get better and I hope it does for him. And you, so you can feel good during the day when he's at school.

Kristi, Liezl, Quincy, and Josh said...

We just got back and one of the first things I wanted to do is call you to see how Will did with school. I think I will call you tomorrow.

Cali said...

Oh, Adrianne. Will is such a sweet boy. I'm sad that it isn't going as well as it could. It makes me wonder what's going on in class, or with his classmates. I hope that it is just him being shy and getting comfortable. I know I was very shy when I started school, and that it was hard for me to get completely comfortable.

He's a good, strong boy with a growing and strong testimony (from all that you share about him). With this as a foundation, I'm sure that he will be great. And, he has the best mom to greet him and be with him when he comes home.