Thursday, November 5, 2009

preschool farewell

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It has been the best of times, and the worst of times. I love time alone with Banks, and Benson loves to play with the legos at school. But I hate how there are really really mean kids at Benson's school who punch him and steal his toys. And most recently, I hate how he's taken these habits and brought them into our formerly peaceful home, kicking his brother (and the dog!) and calling everyone names. Yesterday we preformed an experiment to see if we could find my sweet and loving Benson again, and lo and behold, one day out of school and he's back. And so, without further ado, Benson's preschool experience is coming to an end. Today I am making caramels to put in monogramed mugs to say thanks and farewell to his teachers and tomorrow we will deliver them with the bad news.

And I feel so much better. What I've learned from this experience: trust my instincts. Mother's hearts just know.

11 comments:

blogbusters said...

I agree with you Carrie. You do know best! I am glad that taking him away from that environment will do the trick. Benson is too sweet to become a meanie. Good luck tomorrow!

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

amen! i think you are so smart. i feel like my mother's heart is confused. i get to go with him to the preschool and supervise the things that go down, but sometimes i think we would be better off at home doing our own thing.... but then other times i KNOW how much his school has blessed him... i'll keep trying to figure it out and i am so happy that you did!

melissa marie said...

nice work, instincts.

Abby said...

Mom knows best.

We talked about homeschool before...I have a copy of Leadership Education, my "homeschool bible", just for you...if you want me to send it to you?!

laura d said...

I'm glad you were able to figure out what was going on in his little life! Just goes to show how good of a mom you really are!

Briana said...

Aw, Carrie! That's really unfortunate! Kids in ABQ are a different breed!
Hopefully soon you'll be able to put him in a program where he will thrive (positively).
You're a good mom!

Rachel said...

Good choice! Good mom! Why throw them into the mean world sooner than necessary right?!

Emmy said...

Sorry it was so bad :( And good thing for going with what you know is right.

Sara said...

I'm SO proud of you. I was so sad to see Benson leaving your sweet and peaceful home when he really didn't have to yet. You really are the best place for him to be, for as long as he can, until he must go out and be a big boy. Until then, I hope you and Banksie, and baby on board have fun with every bit of sweet little boy Benson. I'm cheering for you!

Caity said...

That is so sad that those kids totally ruined it for him! I'm glad you figured out what to do though. Emma doesn't like recess anymore because she says there are boys that scare her. This school stuff is TRICKY!

mandakay said...

I did the same thing with Haley. Only You did it with so much grace, Monogramed mugs and all. I stormed out of there and never went back. they got a phone call from me. I learned the same lesson. Glad you figured out his issues.