I’ve noticed this week a large number of companies using their social media for comments such as ‘How many parents are relieved the kids are back to school?’ etc. I have to say that assumption REALLY bugs me!
My eldest returned to school today and I hated it. Not only did I hate it but his baby brother did too. Mr 2yr old has had the summer at home with him having someone to play with and today after we’d dropped him off and got in the car he looked at his brothers car seat and saw he wasn’t there and promptly cried. So then I cried. I’d held it in when eldest had clung to me in the playground and had gone off with his teacher, mainly because it was his old teacher who took his hand and I knew he would be ok with her. He gave me a small smile as he walked with his line into class but it cut deep. I know how much he despises school. He reminds me so much of myself. I hate that I can’t give the time to homeschool him at the moment. If I wasn’t doing my degree I would.
We had an amazing summer and settled into our own little routine over the summer, lazy mornings, lots of garden fun, days out. I’m gutted its over. It went way too fast and I didn’t get to do half the things I had hoped to with him. I’d wanted to go to London and do the Science Museum. I’d wanted us to go swimming. I’d wanted us to go to the beach to see our friend. We didn’t get to do those. Time and finances didn’t allow for it.
Now for six weeks school will zap the energy from my child. He will come home tired. I won’t know what he did for 6 hours of 5 days a week. I will have to trust in the staff (something I generally dont do well), all before I’m allowed just one week with him to squeeze in fun and memories. I’m going to try and fill the weekends with as much fun as possible!
But even with fun weekends I still resent schools and the education system.
Do you miss your kids when they are at school?