Thursday, August 15, 2013

Day Two Blues

Yesterday when we took Harper to school, Hudson insisted on bring his red school bag.  After we dropped Harper at her classroom he kept asking me about his teachers and was acting like he wanted to go to school. I told him that he would get to go tomorrow.  Fast forward to this morning and I thought he was going to do great.  Again, he was happy to carry his bag in and when he asked if I would be going in with him I told him I'd be back to get him in a little bit...right after he played with his teachers and had his snack.  He said, "OK" in this cute way that he says it these days and when we got to his classroom he walked right in holding his bag proudly.

About two hours later I was in Target and got a phone call from the pre-school director.  She informed me that Hudson had been having a rough day and that he had been off and on crying most of the day.  They had given him his paci and lambie, but he was still upset and asked if there was anything else I could suggest for them to try that might make him feel better.  There wasn't and I know he is just having a hard time adjusting.  She said I could come pick him up early, if I chose to, so that is exactly what I did.  I got to his classroom and saw all the other kids sitting at their seats having snacks and he was just standing there crying. :-( My poor baby was so sad.  His teachers told me that it seemed like he wanted to have fun, but just couldn't and every time they got him distracted for a minute, he would get upset the next minute.  They also said he wasn't interested in painting, having a snack, or really anything.  I got this things and then we made our way to the car to wait on Harper to be done. He sat in my lap and had a snack and when I tried to talk to him about school he seemed happy and didn't say anything like he didn't like it and didn't want to go back.  He definitely loves the idea of school, but I think it is just going to take him some time to really get comfortable and make the adjustment.

Here he is...looking just pitiful, but still insisting on holding his bag. :-)


max harrell said...

bless your sweet heart, praying that Hudson will adapt and that you will have wisdom to know how to comfort him and do what is best. No advice as to how but phases do come and go. Carrie Beth, you are the model for caring and love. Extra hugs for you and the family. A new school and the move are hard for all. Keep your eyes on Jesus and your kisses on your children and an extra hug on the Daddy. It is hard on him too.

Carrie said...

You guys are going to look back at that picture of him and laugh. Even though he looks so pitiful and mad, he is super cute in it. He'll adjust in time.

Renee said...

Oh I hope it gets easier quickly for you and Hudson! That picture is so pitiful!!

Alison LeBlanc said...

Aw. I'm sorry to hear that. Rory had a rough first day, too. It is upsetting. And because he had a rough first day, I know I am going to feel anxious about dropping him off for a while. :(