We’re a week into school and (knock wood), so far, so good. I admit to being a little nervous at the start of the year. The jump from Kindergarten to 1st grade at the kid’s school is a big one for the little kids and I didn’t know how Scorch was going to react. At the end of last year, he started exhibiting some anxious behaviors around school (and a few other things), so I was worried they were going to flare up again once we got started this fall. So far I’ve been worried for nothing- the kids slipped right back into school like it was no big thing, thanks goodness.
As for the Bean, she’s doing just fine! Not a single tear out of her yet! My biggest concern so far isn’t for her, it’s for another little girl in her class. This girl has decided that she and the Bean are going to be best friends and she wants to play with Beaner all the time. It’s adorable and the girl is a sweetheart, but Beaner in a tough nut to crack. She’s slow to warm up to people and so far all this little girl’s overtures aren’t being met with much enthusiasm. When we left today, the little girl stood there with her arms open for a hug while the Bean clung to my arm just staring at her.
Completely random topic switch, but this is where the Bean has decided to sleep every night for the past week:
Despite having a very comfortable bed and pillow, the child insists on sleep half in her room and half out- laying on the wood floors using a very small decorative pillow. I don’t understand. But because she sleeps that way, I don’t fight her on it either. Odd, odd, odd.