Today has been our son’s day off school. The Primary School he attends has a program to introduce the preppies to school by allowing them a day of rest for the first six weeks of this first term. So each Wednesday is a rest day for them.
So he’s had a day at home. And he’s loved it – it’s given him a chance to sleep in (this is a major miracle, as he’s the early riser of all time – sleeping past six am unheard of), a time to wrestle with his dog, and play with his much adored lego. He’s filled up the house with jedi battles, and eaten his way through the fridge. (He loves fruit, and has discovered the joys of cheese and crackers).
He has talked about school, and even shown me a game he has learnt from school so far. I think tomorrow will be an easier parting for us, as he now knows that the other kids won’t tease him about the tears, that he will get a chance to learn more games to show his mummy, and he will get a chance to go to the art room and paint. For a little boy these are important, and I will encourage him as we walk to school, and be there to support him through this transition period.