Monkey has never been thrilled to go to school even on his best days but he usually doesn’t put up a fuss. He’d rather stay home and I cannot argue with him, I’d rather stay home too! On his worst days…well, let’s not discuss those days again (*touch wood*) they’re in the past.
The days that truly confuse me are the days like today. He wasn’t excited about school but he wasn’t terribly upset. He was just tearful and emotional. Before we left the house he told me “elbow.” He wanted me to kiss his elbow…not that he’d hurt it…he just needed a kiss from Umma (this is a common tactic.) He seemed to recover but when we got to the school he was pouty and his bottom lip was quivering. He didn’t melt down but he did try to delay going into the school a little bit. By the time we left him, he was fine.
I really, really wish he could tell us what was wrong. I really, really wish we could find a way for him to enjoy going to school. 🙁