Thursday, September 15, 2011

I Don't Want to Go to School

For the past 3 days, my 5 year old has been crying before he goes to school. He keeps telling me he doesn't like it and he wants to stay home with me. He's breaking my heart.

This is somewhat of a surprise to me since he's been in preschool since the age of 2. Granted this is a full-day kindergarten program so I suppose the transition from 1/2 day to full day could be creating part of the problem.

He's also complaining about the "crafts." He says the crafts he does are not as good as the ones he used to do. I can safely say they're not really doing "crafts" in kindergarten. They're coloring and cutting and pasting but I definitely wouldn't call what the resulting product is a craft. Welcome to the world of grade school, little man.

I told him we can do special crafts at home or take a special class, but he's not biting. He simply doesn't want to go to school.

I hate to out my son, but he came home the other day with wet shorts. I'm treating it as, and praying to God it was, simply a one-time accident and not some rebellious behavior to express his dislike of school. I am not prepared to take on that battle.

Needless to say, the first full week of school has been a struggle. I'm sure we're not the only ones dealing with the "I don't want to go to school" mantra. I just know there are a long 9 months ahead of us.


  1. Ahhh...I'm sure he will get more comfortable with school soon, my son whose 7 now used to do the same thing. Now the only strange thing he does is not play with any kids at recess.

  2. Hi! I'm stopping by from the LBS Tea Party today. I'm sorry you're son isn't digging school. Mine is almost 15 and he's still complaining! I think your offer to do some crafts at home is a great idea. Maybe some one on one time with you will help him get through those long kindy days. Good luck.