Monday, August 14, 2006
Back to School!!! Hurray, says Mom!
Bah! Blogger won't let me post the outside-the-new-school picture. Just the getting-ready-for-school picture!
He had a wonderful day one. I took him to where he needed to be, and with a quick hug and no over-the-shoulder glance, my baby boy stepped into second grade. He likes his teacher; he felt confident as they were doing review; he can spell all the words on his spelling list without even thinking about it.
Apparently the only mar on this day is a boy who grabbed his hand and squeezed it so hard he almost cried.
But he made a friend today too, so the day wasn't a total loss to the bully. I give him a chance to work through this on his own, but will step in if he needs help. We've handled a couple of bullies - who were kids who really just needed a friend but had no clue as to how to go about it. Luckily, Z-boy is good at this, and remains friends with the past bullies even today.
I just hope this school turns out to be as wonderful as his last school.