Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A face like this

A face like this... how could one ever be mad at this child? Hmm, a mystery.

It's been a long 4 weeks since Liam started pre-school full time.

His days are long and full.

He is exhausted and still adjusting.

The poor guy can't get a hold of his emotions.

It's hard on him, it's hard on his parents.

Things better even out soon because both of his parental units are about spent with the instant fit fest from the moment he wakes up until he is left behind at school. Then it starts again at pick-up (or it might delay until dinner time).

Going to bed is harder too.

A magic remedy would be nice, but I think it's just a matter of time that he finds peace with his new schedule, new environment and new friends (and bullies).


Heidi said...

I'm sorry life is so hard right now. It seems like as soon as you figure something out something else comes in and erases what you just figured out. It sounds like it can only get better! Plus, you are an amazing mom. I'm sad I keep missing your calls. Life is busy around here. One of these days it will calm down, I think!

Sandra said...

I hope he is able to adjust soon! It's so hard!! For every age, it's different. Hang in there!

Things' Mommy said...

That adjustment it tough! We're getting used to all day 1st grade, so I know about the 'transition'. Hope it eases up soon. It's not easy. Miss you!

sumthinghappened said...

Awww, that hard! Sleep, just make sure he is getting enough sleep. It may not solve all the problems but at least he will have the strength to control his emotions when he is ready to.

RC - Rambling Along... said...

It took a while for my little guy to adjust, but he did. And he enjoys "school," now. That being said, he doesn't nap as well at school, so those nights are usually a bit tougher for us. But it has slowly gotten easier.

Klin said...


Emotional meltdowns just plain suck. They are so draining.

Le me know if you need a break. I have a babysitter in my home that can be amazing.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there. I've been going through a rough patch with Gabe for, oh, about 4 years now! (And he's almost 6.) :) He has a hard time adjusting to everything new, and it seems once he's finally there it's time to change again. He just started kindergarten and it's been emotionally and physically exhausting for him. His personality is so intense and so exact that he has a hard time with new, unchartered territory. The best thing I've tried to do is be patient with him, give him lots of hugs and let him know that new things are always hard for me in the beginning, too. One thing I've tried to do is get him involved in the daily preparation. We lay all of our clothes out for the week at once so he can see he has 5 days of school ahead of him. Anything to help prepare his mind for what's coming up that week. He even has his own calendar with special events marked, birthdays, etc. so he feels a part of the weekly action. Anyway, just some ideas! :)