Wednesday, August 27, 2008

And Sometimes They Cry...

Today was not as good as Monday on the school front. Hobbes broke down into hysterics when I started to walk out the door. I reassured him that I would be back after lunch, reminded him how much fun he had on Monday, and told Calvin to help him adjust. Then I decided it was best to just leave him in the arms of his very loving teacher and go. My staying was only going to make him cry more.

If you read this blog regularly and are the praying sort, please say a prayer for him and for me. I am still not settled on this decision, though I do think that God has led us to at least try school with Hobbes this Fall. And I know that the teachers and principal there are fantastic, and many of them are Christians. The principal even told me this morning that they are doing a space shuttle craft and learning to say "space shuttle" in Chinese because she knows Calvin and Hobbes are really into space right now. The school is small enough that they pay that kind of personal attention to the kids. I know it is a good place; I am just praying that Hobbes sweet little heart is ready for this separation. It was much easier with Calvin, as he was already 3 1/2 and a Daddy's boy by the time he started.

5 comments:

wheelsonthebus said...

And usually they stop crying once you are gone. I do hope that is the case!

Catherine said...

Oh, Hobbes...and Hobbes' mommy. I can definetly project into my future the feelings you're having. When did Hobbes turn three?

Melissa said...

He will adjust. They always do. :)

Hang in there and keep praying.

tipper said...

Hope it gets better-and I'm sure it will.

At A Hen's Pace said...

I am saying a prayer for you all right now!

Sending my two oldest off to public high schools on Tuesday--and I am feeling the same way! For different reasons. Letting go is hard.

It's easier when they love, love, love what they're doing--and I pray Hobbes will soon love his preschool!

Blessings--

Jeanne