I know that you all don't want to hear about Nathan's activities every day at Kindergarten, so I'm only going to post for this first week. And then, of course, whenever something spectacular happens.
His separation anxiety was bound to get worse before it gets better and he proved that theory this morning. He was upset about going to school before he was even dressed!
We talked about why he didn't want to go to school and he told me it's because some things are hard and he misses me all day long. (Aww, my little sweet pea!)I tried to reassure him that the hard things will get easier with practice and that it's okay to miss Mommy, because Mommy misses him too.
Of course we had tears again. He wouldn't put his hand over his heart for the Pledge of Allegiance - he'd have to let go of me to do that! And the death grip he had on my shirt as his teacher tried to maneuver him into the classroom was amazing. He was grasping at any part of me that he could.
I did stay to peek in the window this time. I expected to see him in a sobbing lump on the floor. In the 10 seconds or so that it took me to walk away from the door and walk back, he'd crossed the room and was waiting with the other kids to sign his name on the roll sheet.
Every day, I've been asking him what he did in school. What he learned. Who he played with and sat by. Every day his answer has been "I don't remember" or "I don't know". But today, he actually gave me details! He explained how they do stations and what activities are at each station. He even got to be the leader for his table. :) Yes, I am a proud Mama!