Thursday, September 2, 2010

My heartbreaker

Who would have thought that my over-excited, ready to start school five year old, would be so absolutely miserable the third week of school? It's as if he ran full steam ahead into a giant brick wall, and he can't manage to pick himself up, shake it off, and move forward. A few of his complaints have been:

School is too long.

Nobody wants to be my friend. (heartbreaker!)

So and so is picking on me. (seriously? in kindergarten!!)

I want to learn to read but we are learning shapes I already know. (already starting to "homeschool" this one)

It's difficult for me to step back and look at the big picture...this too shall pass! I want to fix it for him! Especially the second one...don't you wish you could just show up on the school playground and introduce your child to everyone, "Hey, this is a great kid here. He loves having friends. Will you please be his?"
I know that all this will build character for the little guy, but my husband and I are covering him in prayer as if his life counted on it! I got in the car today after a melt down on my part, and the song below (by MercyMe) came on the radio station:

To everyone who's hurting
To those who've had enough
To all the undeserving
That should cover all of us
Please do not let go
I promise there is hope

Hold fast
Help is on the way
Hold fast
He's come to save the day
What I've learned in my life
One thing greater than my strife
Is His grasp
So hold fast

Will this season ever pass?
Can we stop this ride?
Will we see the sun at last?
Or could this be our lot in life?
Please do not let go
I promise you there's hope

You may think you're all alone
And there's no way that anyone could know
What you're going through
But if you only hear one thing
Just understand that we are all the same
Searching for the truth
The truth of what we're soon to face
Unless someone comes to take our place
Is there anyone?
All we want is to be free
Free from our captivity, Lord
Here He comes

 I tell my son to remember, when he's lonely at school, Jesus is right there with him. He knows it. He prayed it last night.
 Give it a couple months right? The longest months ever...


  1. I know how you feel. I am always with Little Chick on the playground and I help give her the words to handle situations. Especially when someone is not so nice. It is so hard to think that I can't do that. I think it is ever younger that some kids are just not nice. I have seen it. It is a hreatbreaker and I think it is something everyone has to go through to learn how to deal with things in life. I think it is a bit young that so much is expected of our little ones. I hope it gets better. I see so many moms who are homeschooling. I really wonder as I see their blogs what brought them to that decision. It is more and more that I see that. Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

  2. Oh that must just break your heart!!! I have a super shy toddler and I wonder what school will be like for him. Your baby will come out of it just fine, but don't you just want to go into school behind him and yell at anyone who is mean to him?!?!

  3. Awww! I just stumbled upon your blog. I teach part time. I am in the room everyday for half the day and I teach all of the reading and writing while my partner teaches the other subjects the other half of the day. This is all SO normal, but heartbreaking nonetheless. My son is 3 1/2 and I already dread sending him to school (and he will be in the classroom right outside my door). It's such an adjustment even for the ones who are SO excited about it. From one mamma's heart to another let me assure you that they all make friends and they do adjust. Chat with his teacher and let her know how he feels and hopefully she will make an extra effort to reach out to him. ;)