Grace is into her 3rd week of Kindergarten. Less than 2 minutes after I came in from dropping her off, I get a call this morning, that Grace is complaining of a headache and is inconsolable. Her kindergarten teacher said "I think you should just bring her home".
So, I got back into the car, wondering why Grace would possibly start feeling sick... or why she would say she felt sick. I just dropped her off and she was in good spirits. Her only complaint was that there would be pineapple at lunch. I know the adjustment from home full-time, to being at school all day has been hard. She's tired. She's whiny. But she loves school. So I prayed for wisdom and picked her up.
Right away, on our way back, she tells me that she feels fine but she just wanted to be home with me today. I figured as much. I tried to explain to her, as my mother did to me when I was young, that school is her job. Just like Daddy has to go to work each day, she has to report to school and be a good student.
We had a little chat when we got home - that today wasn't a play day. We cuddled together in bed this morning and took a nap and she seemed to do better after that.
What do I do? I know she needs more time with Joel and I. So we'll make that happen. But this can't be a habit. She has to go to school. She's going to private school - we're paying for private school. Help! What's a momma to do?