It has been a roller coaster ride. I think that if I need to do a word of the year it is roller coaster.
Every thing is up and down. Emotions are always changing. Erratic.
The only thing that stayed constant is my son's growing up.
We started pre-school last September. He is not potty trained and he is not as sociable. True he does play with other kids but to him there are boundaries such as his properties or things that he consider his own is his. No sharing. He is also a clingy child. I am always the last parent to leave school and what I leave behind is always always a wailing child.
He would also throw tantrums. A lot of times epic. So epic that epic tantrums became my new normal. I did not question him. Never but I did question my parenting skills, A LOT!
Today is his last day in pre-school and he is just a shadow of the kid he use to be. He is so behave now and of course he is potty trained. In school, he plays with every one and in his new school he adjust well. He plays with anyone and everyone. He is so sensitive with my emotions and if he feels that I am sad he would always give me a cuddle. I am so not deserving of someone like him. But I have him and I am so happy for that!
Of course its not all walk in the park with him in his school. We had every virus that is in season. We had lice and we have days when he would cry after I pick him up because I know he had a bad day. More proof that tho he is growing up he is still a child that also needs a lot of cuddle when the world is a bit too much for him.
I would pick him up and a few hours and that is it. Tomorrow will be their school leavers party and then no more school. I suddenly felt emotional and I have to admit that I wanted to cry because I have met so many nice people in there and I think that I can even call them friends now. My son will advance and their children will stay. Sad but these are the realities of school life right? I will miss the school staff as well. Giving my son love and treating him like a family. They did not judge me when we started not potty trained. They have been supportive of my son's development and worked closely with me (esp on our potty training days).
I am so thankful for them. It takes a village to raise a child and they are my village here in the UK.
My word of the week: THANK YOU to Noah's Ark Pre School.
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