Term 2, Week 2

It’s difficult to get inside the brain of a 5 year old boy. Most of the time, I guess you probably wouldn’t want to! But we’re dealing with a few problems with Finn at school at the moment, and I’m just finding it so hard to help him through this. Mostly, I end up feeling I’m doing all the wrong things, and some of the time, I know that I am (see: irrational yelling, behaving worse than a child myself sometimes). After dropping him off each morning, I’m all kinds of tense for the rest of the day until I pick him up. I keep expecting school to call and ask me to pick him up because he’s done x or y. Logically, I know it’s not that bad. I know that he (mostly) has a good time once I’m gone, that a good portion of his behaviour in the morning is due to separation anxiety. Logically, I also know that he’ll eventually get over his apparent phobia of the school toilets (won’t he?!). That school won’t always feel like a prison sentence to he and I both (oh please?!)

But damn it’s hard right now.

6 responses to “Term 2, Week 2

  1. I can’t promise, but I sure hope so, for both of you! {{{hugs}}}

  2. That is a hard place for both of you to be in 🙁

    Have you had a chance to talk to his teacher about it?

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  5. 🙂 It is hard right now, but, it will get better and these “tough times” will fade away to a blip of a memory.Yes agonizing weeks become a blip, 😉 imagine that.*chuckles
    Now if the dishes in the sink and dirt on the carpet would do the same!

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