So tonight marks 2 weeks of school done! And also 2 weeks of not being a childminder in the bag also (that’s for abother post though!!)
So Emily last week was a doddle going into school.. excited, happy, making new friends, basically loving it!
Bethany back into route and nailed it in year 3 no bother. Proud as punch of both of them.
Fast forward to this week. Beth was poorly with bad throat and temperature so she was off on Monday and Tuesday. Que Emily turning into a nightmare! She obviously couldn’t understand why Beth got to stay home but she was still being farmed out or she’s realised this is her reality now 😕 she didn’t want me to leave on Monday-wednesday so I stayed until after 9.30am and then had to just leave her with the teacher to cry/not cry. Thursday I had a consultant appointment that I couldnt miss so I literally dropped and walked away. Bad mother feels:(
Today I kissed her and handed her over to the TA and she was fine. However she was then playing trains at 9.30am (the time I’ve still been there most mornings!!) Happily playing away when another boy (in the year above- mixed class) came over and decided he wanted the green train and because Emily didn’t want to give it up he ‘pushed her’ with his yellow train and has marked her face and blacked her eye.
She screamed and cried so a cold compress was applied! However for not sharing/letting him be the boss she was asked to apologies to him. He was forced to apologise which he did.
I know we have to encourage sharing with children but it shouldn’t just be assumed that as soon as someone else wants something they have to give it up there and then! That’s not how the world works. Patience is a virtue.
So maybe the teacher should of turned it round and said I know you want the green train but Emily is busy playing with it. Once she’s finished with it I’m sure she’ll let you have a turn. Turn taking is a skill that need to be learnt as is patience and yes sharing is too.
My poor baby has gone to bed not understanding why she was made to say sorry as to her she was just playing and child x hit her or ‘pushed a train in her face’ because she didn’t want to give up her green choo Choo just yet.
I know accidents happen at school but like we all feel as parents if it’s our babies that are being hurt we will move heaven or earth to protect them 🙁
Thank goodness it’s the weekend now so plenty of snuggles will be given to make the world better for her..
Nelly has already been helping make her feel better… have I introduced Nelly yet? I don’t think I truly Have!!
Goodnight from an over protective and over thinking mother