The weather has turned here. Yes, we are still having some warm, sunny days, but the autumn chill in the mornings and evenings is here to stay. It’s no secret that summer is my favorite season, but I also love the cool, crisp days of fall. I like reading under warm blankets, wearing soft hoodies, and sipping coffee. Okay, who am I kidding? I wear hoodies and sip coffee all year round. But its better in the fall, am I right?
This is the third week of school for Apollo, and so far he has missed a day every single week. Not exactly an auspicious beginning. He missed his first day for a doctor’s appointment in Seattle. Then last Thursday when he came home my mom antenna went up…he just seemed a bit “off” to me. I took his temperature and it was 100.1. By the next morning, he had a cough. He, of course, didn’t go to school on Friday and had a fever on and off all weekend. He still had a fever on Sunday, so he missed Monday of this week as well. His pulmonologist warned us he would start getting sick as soon as school started…to be honest, I didn’t believe him. He’s been so much healthier this year. I know that it is totally normal to start bringing home germs from Kindy, but I was a bit discouraged by him missing Friday and Monday. It also made it hard for him to go back yesterday after the long break…
The good news about Kindergarten? Apollo is gaining confidence at school. Last week I went to the school Open House and he proudly showed me around his room. He clearly had command of that space. Unlike the spring where he wouldn’t even get off my lap, last week he was striding around the room like he owned it. It was so refreshing! School is good for him. I am seeing tiny glimmers of that confidence and security at home…I think by the end of the school year it will just be natural for him.
How is a school (home or otherwise) going for your kids? Do they love it, hate it, or fall somewhere in the middle?