Aj started kindergarten this year and he has done amazing there. Finally able to spell his name and each week on Friday he brings home a school folder with the weeks work and school/teacher notices in it. The work is amazing, Aj is surely showing off his intellect. The only problem that Aj seems to have is that he is extremely shy, but other than that he is rocking kindergarten.
I am a worrier by nature so of course I worried forever before he entered school and here he is showing me he is able to be independent and do well at school. I worried about other health and emotional/behavioral issues he has had all of his life yet he seems to be getting better as he gets older. There is still a hint of aggression which I don’t like but it’s no where near what it used to be.
Aj has always been my child who lives in the pediatricians or specialists offices. So far he has had to be late or get picked up early a few times for ENT appointment, counseling and pediatric visits. I hate to see him missing school, especially since it took him a few days to really settle in and no longer cry when I leave him at school.
I worry that they will keep him back if he misses too much time, which really isn’t fair to him because he is smart. Come October he is going to have to miss a full week for tonsils & adenoids getting removed and I just get so frustrated about this. It’s like every time this poor kid gets settled in and starts to get used to one thing he has to go to get surgery done on something.
In the past he has been home with me so there was no missing school issues, but now that he is in school that is his priority, he needs to be in attendance yet he also needs his t&a removed because it’s causing sleep apnea which could be what is causing many of his emotional/behavior type issues from the lack of sleep all of his life. It’s a necessary procedure and not something we want to wait for. We obviously have the option to do it during the next school vacation which would be Thanksgiving or Christmas break but in all honesty this is causing sleep apnea, which is not okay and he doesn’t sleep well. His sleep is important for healthy brain and how he does on a day to day living basis. I wish to see him sleeping better and as soon as possible and so it’s scheduled for beginning of October.
I wonder if the school will start to give me a hard time? I feel once your kid is in public school they are in control but that shouldn’t be the case … parents should always be in control and should be able to actively communicate what’s going on with the school so they are aware it’s not bad parenting, or a lack of me thinking school is important. I am worrying again, about things outside of my control.
For example today Aj is out of school, after his pre-op appointment with the pediatrician we noticed he was itching like crazy and his face seemed to be breaking out in hives. We walked to soccer yesterday which meant him and Ki were walking in tall grassy areas so I wondered if he has poison ivy or something. The pediatrician said it’s hard to say, it’s definitely an allergic reaction to something so give him benadryl .. well benadryl puts him to sleep sooo he has to stay home because he can’t be in school itching with something we don’t even know if it’s contagious & he can’t be on benadryl passing out in school. If it’s not one thing – it’s another – I swear!
Do you worry a lot about your children? I hope it’s not just me.