Adam is halfway through his first quarter at school and I finally took a back to school pic a couple weeks ago. He likes school and generally enjoys being there and gives us no trouble with his Friday Folder homework. He reads level 1 books really well and we are starting to work on level 2's a little. J and I are a little frustrated that he is not being challenged in school yet though. The papers he brings home of finished work are way too easy for him. His teacher says she is aware of it and he will begin to have extra work next week. We will see how that goes. It also frustrates me that he only goes to Kindi for 2 hours and 40 minutes a day. Given his abilities he would really take off if in a full day program.
This morning was the first time he has ever had trouble leaving me to go to school. When I went in his room to tell him to finish his morning chores he was laying in bed sad, but dressed. He said he didn't want to go to school because he would miss his (stuffed) animals. He was crying and gave each one a big hug before he climbed down. When he got to his mobile he greeted a friend by going up and kinda pushing him (the friend seemed to think this was okay). I tried to him him that that's not how we say hi to someone and the floodgates opened. He was fully attached to me and wasn't letting go. His teacher had to pry him from my leg and he was in tears. I am not very emotional and never cried on any of his first days of school, but I was having a hard time not crying this morning. I think that having J out of town this week is starting to take its toll on him. And on top of that he has a mosquito bite on the back of his ankle. When he gets bitten it swells up huge and is very painful for several days. He usually has to take it easy and ice it a lot. I did give him some ibuprofen before school but decided not to give him Benadryl, based on his already poor mood. I told him to take it easy at recess and informed his enrichment and Kindi teachers of the situation. Poor little guy, I guess we will have a movie and video game afternoon today!