The pic below is how I felt before dropping the girls off to school this morning. I was craving some time to myself after having the kids at home over the holidays, and was intending to bake something or spend some time doing some art.
But less than an hour after Popette was dropped-off at school, I received a phone call from the School Office saying Popette was in the sick bay and not feeling the best, and that I better come and collect her! Arrgh!! She had only been there for 50 minutes, and wasn't feeling well.
After chatting to her in the office about whether she actually felt sick, I decided to bring her home. Of course she's happily eating lunch and drawing now! I think it was a case of first day back anxiety making her tummy feel sick.
Hubby and I don't know what's going on with our sweet girl. She's been miserable at school, and wasn't happy about returning.
She had a couple playdates with friends over the holidays, which cheered her up, but afterwards she complained that she 'was a loser!' and didn't have many friends. I would love to know where she's picked that up.
Hubby and I found out through one of her friends that she had been picked on by another one of her so called friends for crying in the playground. She hadn't told us what had happened, so it was news to us. We knew she'd been having problems fitting in and finding someone to play with at lunchtime. But were hoping that her classmate that she was playing with, which she referred to as her 'BFF' had changed all that.
She's such a sweet, sensitive sometimes shy little girl, it makes us so sad seeing her unhappy.
Do your kids have anxiety or experience problems fitting in at school?