Thursday, September 16, 2010

the grass is always greener, or something

When I picked Cal up at school yesterday he had a stack of paintings of home he'd done during the day. 'Oh dear', I thought to myself. 'I didn't realize he gets so homesick.' Back at home, he sat down and made a picture of school that included a smiling self-portrait, playing basketball. In the rain. I'm guessing he's just processing it all, getting used to being in kindergarten.

We do what we can to make the transition happen as smoothly as possible for all of us. Change is good, and change is also hard.

8 comments:

Sammi said...

I'm sure he's enjoying it at kindergarten. My friends son started this semester, and he went in fine for the first week, and cried for the whole of the second, but loves it again now.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Amen to that! Each day for my daughter starting a new school is better than the one before. I just wish I could fast forward a month and see the smiles!

jenny said...

Change is tough. It's been much harder for us all this year than I anticipated. Mostly for me! I miss them. Hugs, Lecia.

sandra said...

change is definitely tough. i know each day will be better. ♥ beautiful photos, Lecia.

KPiep said...

I'm just dreading Tanith's kindergarten year... in many ways it'll be easier than her sister's was as she's in general a much calmer kid...but that's often what worries me.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Transition is happening here, too. Good and hard here, too.
Love love Cal's drawing! We have an art wall, too.
Nicola

Francesca said...

The drawing of the basketball game in the rain, on a colorful and geometric surface is amazing. I've never known how to interpret children's drawings, and you're probably right when read into them a pictorial way to process the transition.

Kelly Johnston said...

so true. my daughter started kindergarten this year too and so far so good, but she's definitely excited for the weekend. and my son started preschool this week - his teacher told me that today he said, "I feel sad, but I am going to feel better!". well said.