So Sam is 7. School takes a lot from him. Yesterday was day 3 of school.
I know that he finds the day draining... I like to think of him as a battery. School just runs him to the very end. So at the end of the school day, I typically pick him up from school and let him play until 530ish when we tackle homework (not an issue) and eat dinner... and then 8:30 is bed.
But yesterday, I had an appointment. I didnt want to cancel. I tried to get a babysitter (someone to come hang out here at his house, with his toys) but no one could come of the 3 I use. Chatting with my sons BFF, she agreed Sam could go there for the 2 hours. GREAT.
Well, if Sam is a battery.. and school drains him.. the playdate might be tough.. but he did good.
BUT this morning, he refused to go to school. I spent a 1.5 hours trying to work with him. Trying to understand why school is so hard. What we can do to make it easier. How I can help. We even went to see his psychologist... who gleaned some info. School day is too long. He feels lonley. He has no friends in his class/lunch/recess this year. and he loves the academic peice of school.
I called the school psychologist who is going to work with him and a few boys to make freinds so he doesnt feel alone.
after he was home for 1.5 hours he agreed to go to school. His teacher just called to let me know he had a good day.
But, here is where Im thinking my mistake was... I shouldnt have gone to appointment right?
school, play, school... too much.