So 7:25 on Monday morning (5 minutes before we walk out the door) Ben says to me, "Mom, I need some porcupine quills for school."
Porcupine quills?! Oh, no problem. I've got a box of those laying around.
Why do children only remember things they need for school *just* as you are walking out the door?
I think I mentioned this... but I may not have. Ben has decided he wants to try public school again so he started 4 weeks ago.
It has been a challenge. Homework is exhausting. Ben can't accurately copy from the board what he has to do, he forgets what is due, and getting the work done is like pulling teeth. He forgets his homework folder at school. Then forgets it at home. Then forgets to hand it in and I find homework he spent 45 minutes working on crumpled at the bottom of his backpack. Sound familiar?
Plus the mouthiness and crabbiness. He is stressed, exhausted, and picking up some attitude and vocabulary from his peers so his behavior has been a little challenging, too.
On the plus side he is loving school. He has been there four weeks and he is still having a great time. He has decided he wants to start public school when we move to CT!
It is making the move all that much harder and sadder. He is finally back with his friends. He has a teacher I adore. He is in a great class... and we are leaving.