September 01, 2006

Still home

I did not go to the office today. I gather that, all predictions to the contrary, they appear to be muddling through without me. Indeed, I am not even sure they noticed I was gone.

Seriously, I decided not to go in today since the pain and the swelling both appear to be receding. This is good news and I thought it was better not to push it.

I did have to go out, yesterday, to take the Girl Child to her open classroom at the kindergarten where we met her new teacher and some of her classmates. I thought she was doing just fine about it all but there were some anxieties that came out later. She came into the baby's room after we put her to bed and said to my wife: "Mama, I can't sleep, I'm thinking about kindergarten and I have some . . . concerns." She then enumerated them for my wife, including concerns about the bus, about making friends, about lunch, etc. We tried our best to allay her concerns but I think that it will simply take time. She's going to do just fine.

Posted by Random Penseur at September 1, 2006 11:01 AM | TrackBack

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

My daughter when through the same thing just before starting kindergarten last year. As soon as she makes that first friend, all "concerns" will quickly disappear.

Posted by: Joe Flirt at September 1, 2006 12:37 PM

It was wonderful that she not only identified all her concerns but also that she was able to share them with both of you, so that you could re-assure her.

May it all go smoothly and wonderfully.

Posted by: michele at September 4, 2006 07:33 PM
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