Monday Blues

I don’t mind Monday’s personally now I’ve a job I enjoy, but the boy hates them.

When we moved last year, we had to put him in a nursery pre-school, as opposed to staying with his childminder. We thought it would be a good thing – maybe he would make friend’s he’d end up at school with, learn new things, enjoy the lovely play area and bigger surroundings. He didn’t. He doesn’t.

Sometimes he’s absolutely fine, and runs off to play happily and I leave with a spring in my step. Other times – especially if it’s a bit manic, or there’s a routine change, I find myself waving up at a little tear streaked face feeling like someone’s kicked me in the stomach. I feel awful all day, even though – invariably! – every single time I go to pick up him up he’s having a blast. So why the tears and the clinging and the guilt tripping? Do all kids do this, or is mine a master manipulator, set on making me feel like Worst Mother on Planet Earth?

He’s spent all weekend being anxious about nursery, worse than ever saying he doesn’t want to go, it makes him sad, he wants to stay at home. He’s only got 9 days left before he finishes for the summer. He starts school after that.

There’s not really a lot I can do about it, apart from feel horrible about taking him. What if he’s like this at school?! If anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated.

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  1. Oh bless. That must be really hard for you.
    I used to work in a nursery about 2-3 years ago. I was there for over 2 years. There was always this one little boy who really hated coming into nursery. I was the only one who calmed him down when he arrived to the room. When he calmed down he absoloutley loved it!
    I think a lot of kids are like this. They are so used to be with their mother or/and father and now their in this environment where they don’t get as much attention as they would if they were home with mammy or daddy!

    Thanks so much for linking up with #justanotherlinky πŸ™‚ Hope to see you again this week x

    1. Thank you. I think you’re right – definitely doesn’t get enough attention there! He can pester me mercilessly all day at home. I just hope school isn’t too much of a culture shock for him!

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