I was always excited that my son would be attending the same school where I taught. He is in Kindergarten this year and it's been awesome! I have gotten to see Luke the student instead of just Luke the son.
Today, however. Today was different. Luke's teacher has been ill and was out last week and she will be out all this week. This morning, Luke didn't want to go to his class. He wanted to stay with me in mine. Tears were streaming down his face as he begged me to let him stay.
Let me tell you, this Mommy's heart broke.
I knew, though, that I could not let him stay with me or it would just become a habit. With the assistance of another Kindergarten teacher and our principal, they were able to coax him into the classroom while I slipped back to my room.
Lunch. First grade has lunch right before Kindergarten. We spend about 10 - 15 minutes in the cafeteria together. Luke cried the whole time. I couldn't make eye contact with him for fear it would make him worse.
This has been the only day that I have wished we were at different schools. It was so hard knowing that he was so upset. He likes his substitute, but he is a lot like me and does not like change.
Here is a picture of both of my happy boys yesterday evening after my youngest son Parker's third birthday party:
Who isn't happy playing in bubbles?
Switching gears, this afternoon our IT had a technology session about blogging. She has several a year and it helps us fill up our 20 extra work day form, and stay updated with technology. I just thought you would like to know, that she highlighted many of your blogs! There was a lot of oohing and ahhing!
I'm hoping that tomorrow is a less stressful day!