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One more day to go and we will have gotten through our first week of Kindergarten! It's been an adjustment. I miss him and wonder what he is doing at certain times. I have found that I have been "spacey" this week with the big change. I have just been really out of it. I have discovered that is how my mind deals with big changes now I kinda retreat into my shell and just space out. I am sending email before they are finished and other weird things like that. But I know once I adjust I'll be good I did the same last year when he started Kindergarten. I do miss him and I have been keeping busy this week. Today is the first day I stayed at home all day and that was tough. It was weird not having him there. I also watched my friends two girls this morning and her oldest is best buds with Colin so that was tough too but also a good distraction.
The bus thing seems to be resolved. My husband got on the phone with the principal right after it happened and than we wrote an email to her and the director of transportation that night. The principal rode the bus the next day which completely shocked me! As a teacher I don't know many principals that would do that...I also never expected her too since she wasn't the problem. We just wanted the school to work with us on fixing it. She sat with Colin and showed him the stop he was not to get off at and then his stop. I was appreciative of it because I think that's all he needed was to be shown. By the end of the day he is so exhausted ( his bus does not come till 4:10) that I think it combined with nerves it caused him to get off at a spot he was familiar with incase the bus didn't stop anymore. ( My brother works at the firehouse every 3rd day so we visit a lot there and that's were he got off the first day of school) I will say since the principal has been on the bus the driver is now much more intune with her passengers and where they get off. My husband had also talked on the phone with transportation and they had one of the managers follow the bus to see the route and if the children should be crossing the street. and perhaps they talked to their driver too? In one aspect with them crossing I see C sooner than if the bus went down and turned around. But I also hate the children crossing my road. So I am the little mother duckling out there every day leading the children across the street since no other adults seem to come to the bus stop for their children which baffles me. I have seen cars blow through the bus lights so many times in the past couple years...
Scott has been visiting me this week and letting me know. yesterday was a tough day C seemed a little anxious when getting on the bus which made it harder for me to say goodbye. I just so want to be there and help him and I hate that he is being overwhelmed with so many new things, teachers, kids, rules, routines etc. It's a lot in my opinion for a 5 yr old. So I was taking Elvis for a walk and teary eyed missing C when a butterfly came flying by practically skimming my head. This happens so much when I'm filling down and lonely. I know it's him saying hi mom I'm here.
Today we were just walking across the yard from the bus when a butterfly flew past C. He exclaimed, " It's scott! He seeing how I like Kindergarten!'
Scott's here just not in the way I want him here.
We are ending our week with an end of summer/back to school Laua in our yard. Since we have our Hawaiin shirts and dresses from our trip last year. So we have invited our friends and family over for a picnic and waterplay. complete with leis and grassskirts. It should be fun.
I'm glad to hear that you all made it through the first week of school! I'm sure it was challenging - and especially due to the bus mishap on the first day, but it sounds like the principal and transportation department took it very seriously, thankfully.
So sweet that you have been getting more visits from Scott this week.
What a great principal! I've never heard of that either, but that is how it should be - leaders leading even the littlest ones. I hope you have a great time at your party and that Scott visits you there, too.
That is such a sweet thing C said. It made me tear up. Kids can really be amazing, hungh?
Glad you made it through the first week of kindergarten. :)
glad we both made it through the first week of kindergarten! it is an adjustment -- made especially worse with the transportation issues. i was in awe of the principal riding the bus ... I can't picture ours doing that. What great leadership qualities.
Yes, our angels visit us when we least expect it -- and when we most need it.
hugs to you.
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