Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Home

Well, today was the official first day of school, which meant that it was the start of the normal routine that we will be going through for the rest of the school year. I was hopeful that today was going to be a better day for Colin as he adjusted more to the changes in his life and heading back to school. I was even more hopeful when I got this picture from Daddy this morning that appeared as though Colin was enjoying his breakfast with his sister...

However, I received a text from Chris later that said that Colin still cried at drop off and sat by the wall because he didn't want him to leave. When I got to school to pick him up, his eyes were red as though he had been crying and his teacher told me that he had been crying off and on all day again. She said he played with his friend Tommy (thanks Tommy!) but was pretty quiet for the most part. She also said that after Chris left, he didn't want anyone and just wanted to sit there by himself. I know this is something we have to do and quite frankly we don't have a choice, BUT, it still breaks my heart that my little boy is so upset right now. I know it's an adjustment period, but I can picture the poor thing very quiet all day when he has been talkative at home these days. I can picture his sad little mopey face not showing a smile all day long and I hate it. But, I know it will get better. There will be smiles again...

What made it especially hard for me was the fact that when I got Colin into the car, he just kept saying home over and over again.

Kailey, on the other hand, had another great day and her teachers said that she was so happy again today. I can't describe to you how good it feels for me to walk in the room, say her name, and have her look at me and give me the biggest smile. Despite Colin's sadness, I get the same smile from him too and it just feels so good that they need me.

By the time that we got home, Colin was just happy to be home...

...there's no place like home right?

6 comments:

Rochelle said...

Aww bless him. It is hard to get back into the routine and I know that is hard on your mama's heart to know he is sad. Praying he transitions well very quickly and enjoys school.

Jenny said...

Awww Colin...I hope he adjusts soon :)

Wren said...

Breaks my heart but like you said he will adjust and soon he'll he running in the classroom and having fun with all of his friends!! Good luck mama!!!

Suze said...

Awwww...my heart is breaking to hear how sad Colin is! I dropped off yesterday and Tommy was so clingy, but got distracted with something the other kids were playing with and I was able to leave without much drama. John said today was awful. I am sure it has a lot to do with the change in environment, new teachers, and new kids...I didn't know all the kids who were in the class when I dropped off yesterday. I'll tell Tommy to make sure he and Colin have some fun together...and before you know it the next transition will take place!

Michelle said...

I'm sorry Colin is having a hard time adjusting to the routine of being in school :( It is so hard when they are crying like that you just really can't do anything about it. I remember walking away from Kayla at preschool while she was crying. The teacher was holding her and she was looking over her shoulder watching me walk away with her arms reaching out calling "mommy" and just crying. It is hard because they don't understand why you're not there comforting them. Hugs to you! hopefully it won't take but a few days for him to settle in to a routine and realize he's enjoying school :)

ch said...

oh, you sweet peanut. no way somebody that cute oughtta be a wallflower. you'll get it figured out, buddy. no need to waste all that charisma when you're surrounded by eligible bachelorettes for hours on end. xoxoxo hang in there...we're so proud of you and loved seeing you reading in bed with your sweet daddy. what a big pasta-eating boy you are.