Today is my last day of napoblomo. :) I wasn't prepared for it. I wish I would have tried harder to put some content in my posts this last month. but alas. it's over and I'm free from posting nonesense everyday.
Sydney J, or Sydney Jane as your grandma calls you....(my mom is notorious for changing the names of the people she meets to fit her liking :)
1st grade has been such a struggle for you. Not in the learning sense of it, but getting there has been SUPER hard for you (physically) and there have been a few "incidents" at school involving other kids.
I talked to the teacher about this early on. I thought maybe something was happening to you, making you unhappy at school.
Your teacher said that you were doing great. You have gotten 100% on all of your spelling tests, you do your work when asked, you really stepped up with the new kid, helping him feel welcome and getting acclimated to his new class. We've had 3 shout out letters home from the principal letting us know that you did something above and beyond. Other than the umbrella thing and pushing the girl in the lunch line, you seem fine. Yet you continue to tell me that you hate school and that you don't want to go anymore.
Sydney, trying to get you out the door in the morning is a joke. You tell me that your socks bother you, that your shirt bothers you that your boots feel weird. You insist on wearing your pants over your boots which is hard because you are now wearing snow boots which are extremely big and bulky. You will rip anything that might feel "weird" to you off of your body...including said socks, shirt, boots. and pants have been a huge issue this year too. You seem to be between sizes and either they feel too tight or they are too loose. You rip them off and throw them to the floor as well. Refusing to ever wear them again. and I have yet to get you to wear them again.
I'm exhausted...physically and emotionally by the time you leave for school (sometimes late) and I'm sure you are too.
I've heard this is normal, because of all of the changes from kindergarten to 1st grade.
I sure hope that 2nd grade is easier on
It breaks my heart that you are so frustrated, angry and sad. That you are struggling I get so frustrated myself that I end up yelling and fighting with you which then makes you sad and then I feel terrible sending you to school feeling bad. We need to figure out how to get you on your way to school happy and excited.
Sydney : Mom, me and Jesus are a lot alike because both of our birthdays fall on a holiday !
Me : Wow, that is pretty cool. You know, Christmas is a holiday because it is Jesus's birthday. right ?
Sydney : yeah, my birthday is March 17th which is St. Patricks day. and Jesus's birthday is on Christmas. So we are like the same kind of...just different Holidays.
Sydney watched Mommy J pack her suitcase for a business trip.
I noticed this a couple of days later. Sydney's pajama drawer. Really utilizing the space, aye ?
I love you baby girl. More than you could ever imagine possible. ever.