There is a lot going on in my head right now. From being 33 weeks pregnant, to everything we need to do to complete our transition to a new province. But the biggest thing weighing on me is Alex.
Being that he was born in 2010 he is supposed to start nursery school in 3 weeks.
Nursery is a part of the public school system in the division we are in, but it isn’t mandatory. Originally I had been unsure about putting him in because of all the changes in his life right now. Big move, new house, new baby…. A lot of stressors on me, a grown woman, let alone a 3.5 year old. But we had decided that since he seemed so excited about school and he has been BEGGING to go for over a year we would let him go. Maybe the distraction of a half day nursery program would be good for him.
But then we moved. Things have changed a little since we moved that make me wonder if we’re making the right choice by enrolling him right now. Things like this conversation prompted by him pushing Zoey for the ten millionth time in a day:
M: Alex, why did you push Zoey?
A: because I’m bad.
M: you’re not bad. You’re a good boy
A: no! Alex is bad!
A: because bad boys can’t go to school.
Or this conversation with a friend:
J: Alex are you excited to go to school in September?
A: (screaming) No! I am not going to school in September! *followed by him running into his room*
So… This leaves me torn. Is he truly just not ready? Is there too much going on right now? Should I simply home school him through nursery/preschool and put him in for kindergarten? Is it going to be detrimental to him to force him to go to school when he is clearly upset about it? Or. Am I sending him the wrong message by letting him achieve not going to school by acting out? Will going to school actually benefit him more then staying home for another year?
Hello rock. Hard place. Nice to see you again.
Love, hugs and more to come later!