Saturday, August 21, 2010

In the Dumps

I've been in a foul mood for a week now. The mastitis really took it out of me, followed by a family reunion 2 hours away. (so that's 4 hrs of driving!) By Sunday I was stressed and exhausted and happy to seek refuge in church. Alas, refuge eluded me. I was informed that for the next...however long...I needed to sit with my oldest son during his classes. Apparently he's been talking back to teachers, interrupting other children and telling them they're boring, and not staying in his seat. I want to crawl under a rock. I want to move away and never go to church again; I am so embarrassed! But in all honesty, how many tactful 5 year olds do you know? He's very well behaved when he sits with us and it makes me nervous to hear how different he is when I'm not around.

I know he's been adjusting to his new baby sister but I had no idea it was this bad. He starts kindergarten in less than 2 weeks and I am sick with dread. I've prayed about homeschooling but got a "not yet". There are things he needs to learn and I think kindergarten will be a good place for him to learn them. I just hope it doesn't break him in the process.
The next couple of months are going to be interesting around here.


  1. Sorry, K! It has been a rough week all around. Just remember that he is such a smart little guy, he is bound to figure it out eventually. Good luck with the classes. I know I am always nervous too about how C is doing without me - people often think I am overprotective, but much of the time I am just hoping he is being nice, etc!!

    Love ya tons.

  2. I'm sorry to say this, but I'm SO GLAD your brain child is doing the same thing mine is. Misery loves company. ;) Here's hoping they both grow out of it. AND QUICKLY!!

  3. He's not the only 5 year old to act like that! School will be really good for him. It probably won't be as bad as you think it will be either.