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The Back-to-School Wishing Well

By TheFamilyPants on Aug. 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM

If I had a wishing well, I know what I would wish for.  I'd stand there with my eyes closed and handful of pennies. I'd take a deep breath and drop them in one by one...

I'd wish that on his first day of school that he smiles walking into the building and says, "Bye, mom" as he runs off to play. No fear. No hesitation. Only excitement for a new adventure. 

I'd wish that my son's teacher sees him the way that I do - a sweet and smart little boy with infinite potential.  I hope she thinks he's as funny as I do. I hope she sees his sensitivities and respects them.  I hope her words are kind and her patience is infinite.

I'd wish for him to look forward to school days. That would make it easier on my mama heart, for sure.

I'd wish for the other kids at school to see the potential for friendship with him. He's an excellent friend once he feels comfortable. I hope that they will be kind and talk to him. I hope that they will find his silliness endearing and fun.

I'd wish for his therapists and teachers to connect with him and engage him in challenging work. He's a smarty pants and he knows when someone is phoning it in. Ask me how I know.

I'd wish that this new school is a safe place for all kiddos who come there.

I'd wish that when my boy needs space that they are open to giving it to him.

I'd wish that he doesn't get paints on his new clothes or dirt on his new shoes. OK, maybe just for the first few days. And speaking of new shoes, I'd wish that he won't outgrow them too fast!

And finally I'd wish something for me. I'd wish for calm, steady hands. I'd wish for strength to let him fly away just a little bit further. I'd wish for my tears to hang back for a few extra minutes on that first day of school so that I can make it back to the car before they overflow.

OK, I think that's it. I'm sure I could come up with more but now it's YOUR turn...

What wishes do you have for your child this school year? 

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  • goddess99
  • by Michelle on Aug. 4, 2014 at 9:53 AM
  • I wish school started a little later, 7:30 is for the birds.

    I wish the busing goes well. We moved out of town so my dd will be taking the bus to and from school for the first time.

    I'd wish her teachers "get" her and are nice to her. We haven't always had that.

    I'd wish she always has friends to eat lunch with.



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  • jessicasmom1
  • by Bronze Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 10:31 AM
  • I wish school started alittle later . she leaves the house at 6:25 am.. I have to let her go she is a big girl now but ... I now wish her a successful year 

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  • Madelaine
  • by Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 11:16 AM
  • I wish for everything that was mentioned.  I really hope my daughter has a teacher that "gets" her and does not have a bad experience like last year.

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  • lovingmy4babies
  • by New Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 11:31 AM
  • I wish for all of that for all of mine, with emphasis on a teacher for my sons thay gets them and can work through their issues. One is going into kindergarten, the other has ADHD and is going into second. This time of year is always so tough for me. I'm always terrified we will get another careless teacher, or one who doesn't take my older son's sensitive soft heart seriously. And I know I totally sound like one of those special snowflake moms, but I swear I'm not!
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  • RobynS
  • by on Aug. 4, 2014 at 12:56 PM
  • For both of my kids I wish they would let go of some inhibitions and branch out just a little--introduce themselves and join in a little bit more. They both have friends, but they tend to stick with just a few and don't get to know the other kids. They could be missing out on lots of friendships that way! :)

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  • RobynS
  • by on Aug. 4, 2014 at 12:57 PM
  • 7:30?! Wow! That is super early!!

    Quoting goddess99:

    I wish school started a little later, 7:30 is for the birds.



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  • virginiamama71
  • by on Aug. 4, 2014 at 2:37 PM
  •  I agree about the teachers. My son did not have this until his last 2 years of elementary school.

    Quoting Madelaine:

    I wish for everything that was mentioned.  I really hope my daughter has a teacher that "gets" her and does not have a bad experience like last year.

     

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  • virginiamama71
  • by on Aug. 4, 2014 at 2:38 PM
  •  What time does school start?

    Quoting jessicasmom1:

    I wish school started alittle later . she leaves the house at 6:25 am.. I have to let her go she is a big girl now but ... I now wish her a successful year 

     

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