Thursday, September 01, 2011

Parenting is an Endurance Sport.

There are times when I write here less frequently than usual because there's not much going on and I don't have much to say. This is not one of those times. Rather, there's too much going on these days.

One of those things going on is Kindergarten Angst. Or maybe you could call it Pre-Separation Anxiety.

Genevieve is NOT happy about the upcoming first day of school, and she would like you to know it. The way she has decided to tell you (and by "you," I mean "me"), is by throwing even! more! tantrums! than usual, hitting her sister, pushing her sister, screaming at people, rolling around on the floor wailing and screaming, running away when the Welcome to Kindergarten letter arrives in the mail, grimacing when the school bus information card arrives in the mail, and throwing leaves at you if you happen to mention kindergarten while outside chatting with your next-door neighbor.

Today is the beginning-of-the-school-year Open House. Should be a barrel of fun.

3 comments:

Mnmom said...

Lock up your guns.

Donna said...

Genna is lucky she has you - who understands that her behavior is about anxiety over change, and not anything else. And you will give her the tools to deal with this type of anxiety in the future. In the meantime, hang in there. You (guys) and us, we're in this together, at the same point in the road.


(Side note: Of course *you*, as a psychologist, understand it, but unfortunately, not all parents do.)

Rita said...

Oh honey.

Sheesh. Kids. Whattayagonnado?