This was Isabella's note to herself today.
To say that we have had an emotional week would be an understatement of the century. We have had tears from both children. Crying, and more crying. Change is very hard for Isabella esp. I have had to practice tough love with her this week. When she starts to get sad, for the 100th time, I reassure her she will be fine. I tell her get movin', get your backpack on, you will be fine. And try to usher her out the door before she sees how I am just crushed at her sadness.
Jack had not cried before school in the morning before today. But both Wednesday and Thursday he said he cried while at his desk. I asked him why and he said, "because I missed you." This morning at 7 bells he was beside himself with sadness & crying.
Neither Jack or Isabella has had things happen at school, they just want to be with mama they say. I think the long summer, with sleeping in late and going to the pool most weeks has been just a little too fun for them to give up. I can't really blame them. Routine is hard to get back into. But today Isabella came home from school, telling me how much she loved it. Really?! Can I get that in writing? So she did. I had her time it too. And tape it beside her bed. I want her to remember that first thing for Monday morning, oh say about 7 a.m. That is usually when the tummy ache starts. And trust me, I believe her. I know it's real, she works herself up that much. And bless Jack this morning his tummy hurt too. In fact he told me, "my ankles are making my stomach hurt." Donovan looked at me and said, "write that down" We both suppressed laughter, but not very well.
And Jack came home also happy about his day. I'm so glad...because I'm wearing out with all the emotions. I have enough, all by myself.
Well in other news....we have some replacements for the dishwasher position I needed to fill while Jack is at school.
While I would love to save this job for Jack when he gets home from school. It's just not possible. We fill this thing at least 2 times a day. And the other kids need to learn the ropes so to speak too. Suzy-very willing. William-not so much. Too bad this picture ended in a broken bowl from my childhood. Oh well.
my quote from today...
Today I started back to Bible study. Something I did in the spring...but we took a break for the summer. I told Isabella I was so glad that she had a day that went so good. And told her that I asked the girls from my Bible study to pray for her.
Isabella responded, "Mom, I guess prayer really does work! I had an awesome day."
"Yes, sweetie it sure does!"