"Did you know it is 6 hours long?"
"I had to do not 20 or 30, but 40 papers."
"Choice time is the only part I like."
My former mommy-self would not have been calm about this. I would have worried and fretted and worried some more. This time around it is different. [Don't get me wrong. I want my youngest to thrive, love school, and to go with the flow a bit more.] I have learned that I have no control over how my kids feel, so I just have to honor it. My 5 year old works hard all day long on reading, writing, sharing, math, listening, sitting...... So I have been trying to fill his afternoon with a little bit of "kid" joy! I shoot hoops with him after school. We made play dough together on the stove and I watched him play with it for hours. We put up Halloween decorations. I gave him an awesome storage container specially made for his LEGO mini-figures. And lots and lots of hugs.
....but the best, according to little man, comes on Fridays. A bowl of ice cream with multiple toppings. As many as he would like.
here's hoping that all it takes is a few more bowls.