Rough days ahead

The road to PreK for NHL has been a bumpy one, especially Friday. The little guy is so excited to get ready and go, but when it is time to leave daddy, things go downhill quickly.

Friday I received a call from JL after drop off. NHL was going to go half way to his room alone. This did not happen. He was clingy and eventually went into complete meltdown and crying. The poor little guy did not want to leave JL. This is something that had not happened in months at nursery school. They finally got him into the room and Noah’s teacher helped so JL could leave. Later another mother said she got there just as JL left and NHL was calm and playing before she left.

Unfortunately, more is going on. Yesterday at pick up I wanted to talk with his teacher quickly to make sure she was fine with his therapists coming in when they were. She told me she couldn’t talk, but would call over the weekend, likely Sunday. She also mentioned he had a tough day, especially in the afternoon. Well, I may have fund a reason for that. I’m not making excuses for my kid, but this could honestly be the heart of the problem. All three days NHL has barely eaten his lunch. Friday seemed to be the worst. His juice was gone (who knows if he drank it), but there was only 1-3 bites of sandwich missing and everything else was still there.

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t be too nice in the afternoon if I had not eaten since 6:45 in the morning. I would have a nasty headache and be snarly to say the least. So we shall see what his teacher has to say and get suggestions from her to assist with drop off.

Here are some additional photos that JL took on day 2 since he forgot the camera the first day.

Hopefully things get better next week.  Now off to enjoy the weekend as a family.

C’est Moi




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  • Sandra says:

    Let’s hope it goes thru this time!

    You darn well SHOULD make excuses, as you call them, for your child. Something is wrong! Jenna gets VERY grumpy and has meltdowns when she has not had anything to eat. She doesnt have the capacity to know WHY. These are 4 year olds! They cannot control emotions and figure out what is causing them! That is what a TEACHER in the School is for! He should be supervised that he is getting enough. I hope you send a note and/or speak to someone about the problem. The poor little guy is having a dip in his blood sugar and cannot control himself. Hugs to everyone and I hope preschool gets better for everyone soon!

  • TheAngelForever says:

    Sorry for the hiccups with the comments. They are all fixed now.

    I guess in my mind excuses are different than sticking up for my child and his rights. Since I have been on the other side of this many times I try not to jump to conclusions and see what is going on.

    Emotions are running high here with NHL and mommy/daddy. This weekend was rough, NHL did not want to cooperate for his 4 year portraits yesterday since he’s SO attached to JL. He also flipped out when JL ran into the house Friday to get money to buy him something from the ice cream truck (a rare treat). Meltdown occurred and it was NOT pretty. Several neighbors thought it was because he thought he wasn’t getting something, but it was JL leaving him.

    No need to write a note to his teacher. She called me yesterday (per my request) and left her number to call. We talked for a while about suggestions for drop off. . . and lunch as well. She has actually been staying with the kids for 15 minutes of her lunch time to help the PreK kids. She’s going to try to help with NHL more.

    I guess we’ll see how things go when he wakes up to head in. This week is a short one again. No school Thursday and he’s home Friday for the second day of Rosh Hashanah

    C’est Moi

  • Steff says:

    is the reaction as strong when its you dropping rather than JL? Does he think hes going to miss something w/ daddy possibly?
    Its not excuses as long as your trying to find what works. I would totally be on the lunch thing…do they not get snacks at school and if so how long before/after lunch do they fall? K came home from school the last week one day crying said mom they just dont feed us nothing this year. Knowing him I asked about it at school. all of the snacks they have provided this year have been chocolate or cheese based and K doesnt do either of those things

  • TheAngelForever says:

    Steff: I have not dropped him off at school yet. Today was only day 4. I told his teacher that I would test it out to see if that could help us get passed this. I hope it may help since he is SO attached to JL. They have been driving buddies to work/daycare for 3 years, so this is a lot different. He isn’t next to daddy’s work anymore.

    The lunch thing is very odd. They said he ate snack well today, so that may be why he hardly touched lunch. I think she said snack is in the morning at about 9:00 and lunch at 11:00. They are watching him and keeping me posted. I understand they can’t force feed him, so there’s only so much we can do. Once again he ate his lunch (refused sandwich) when he got home.

    We shall see how drop off goes in the morning. Tonight at the Ice Cream Social the principal even mentioned to us she knew what was going on with me trying tomorrow(that’s how she greeted us). I’m just hoping he isn’t too horrible for me.

    C’est Moi

    P.S. Thanks for the IM. Will talk to you later :)