I’m on pins and needles waiting to pick the boys up from school

I’m sitting here waiting for my kids to be dismissed from school.  I like to get to the school about an hour early because it’s quiet and I can write. 

Many times I visit the school staff and stay in tune with all that’s going on. 


This morning was a particularly bad morning for Emmett and I felt so horrible making him go to school because he was so upset and hyperventilating.

He wants to stay home with me and as much as I’d like to snuggle him all day, he needs to be in school.. That’s just the way it is..

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It’s the right thing to do but I feel like I’m abandoning him and I’m so afraid that he thinks I’m abandoning him as well. 

Anyway, he made the whole day but I’m praying he’s in a better place when he walks through the doors.

I’ll know the moment I see his face and that moment will determine the course the rest of the day takes. 

I can’t thank the teachers and staff enough because they all became mothering hens.  They gave him hugs and helped him transition over this morning. 

It doesn’t hurt that they remind me that I’m doing the right thing and I’m not a bad parent. 

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Fingers crossed that he had a good day or at least a decent day…  😕

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  1. Kim Gebhardt

    Are there other parents who spend this much time at the school? Is it encouraged by the staff? It seems like having people ‘stop by’ would be counter-productive and get in the way of the school and work day. That said, I know very little about how charter schools are run so it’s entirely possible that I’m wrong. I can only go by the public schools in my area, which don’t encourage dropping in and pretty much don’t want you there unless you have an appointment or are picking your child up early.

    1. Perhaps I gave the wrong impression.. I don’t go into the school an hour early. I sit in the parking lot and write in the quiet. I’ll go in 10 or 15 minutes early to chat with the office staff.

      I have a really good relationship with the school and taking the time to foster that is beneficial.

      I help out with some of the fundraiser things by donating stuff that I get in for reviews. We donated an Xbox One last year.

      I didn’t mean to infer that I spent stalker amounts of time at the school… Lol

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