The girl came home crying from school. She doesn't want to go. She wants to stay with us.
The crying started before she left her class. She cried on the bus. She cried in my arms.
I'm not scared of the bus she said I'm scared of school.
I feel caught between not knowing how to help her and like her difficulty adjusting is somehow my fault. Like we made some mistake along the way raising her. And then I think, is this really such a big deal? Aren't all kids having trouble adjusting to school for the first time?
She was fine this afternoon. Happy. Her normal self. Which was a good thing because her brother suddenly got sick and spent the afternoon throwing up.
Tomorrow we will wake up and do it all again.