Monday, August 13, 2012

Zombies, Anxiety and First Day of School, OH MY!!

Well, we finally did it!  We made it through the summer and have arrived at the first day of school!!  Charlotte had set her alarm for 5:45AM to make sure she would be ready for her 7AM class.  At 5:37, my husband somehow turned the alarm for the car on and woke up the sleeping beauty.  'Twas not pretty because said princess is NOTTTTTTT a morning person!  James slept though that fiasco.  He woke up around 6:10 and the first thing he said was "Phew, woke up just in time and missed that nightmare!" "Ah, a little more information, please." "Well, the zombies were coming after me and the game said that in order to survive you need to bake a cake and feed the zombies." (As a nice little back story, anyone who knows me well knows that I LOVE the show Castle.  My favorite episode from last season was the zombie one.)
James hasn't seen this episode because Castle is a little too much for him, but he knows that bullets won't stop them, just cake!!
Anyway, made it through the zombie time of the morning and got in the car to go to school.  Welcome ANXIETY.  The most unwelcome visitor (more than zombies because nothing seems to stop it).  The whole way to school we got a string of "What Ifs" and "Yeahbuts".  Got to the line, and there came the face... This is the face of sheer dread and anxiety.  Little man has such a hard time with anything new.  When we met with the teacher last Wednesday, James was personality plus! Charming and smiley.  Not today.  Talk about the walking dead!  Maybe the zombies did get him even though he was sure he got the cake to them in time.  Poor guy, my heart goes out to him.
We got into the classroom and he pleaded with me to stay.  I pointed out that his aide was there but when this type of anxiety takes over, apparently only Mom has the cure.  I hope his day goes well!  We will find out at 1:15, as it is an early release day.

Happy first day of school to everyone!

***Update (12:00 noon) Just got back from giving James his medication and he LOVES his teacher, LOVES the classroom and there is a boy who has a comet on his head and he is the coolest kid ever!  So a very special thank you to James' third grade teacher for being wonderful and setting up a great class.  And a big shout out to "I don't know his name mom, but he is the coolest kid" random student for having a comet on your head.  It certainly made James's first day of third grade super special!!***

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