I want to give all of you that commented on my last post a giant hug. It is phenomenal to me that there are all these nice people that care about how Sam is doing at school. It blows my tiny little mind.
Thank you for your encouragement and advice. Thank you for your own stories from your childhood, and from your children’s lives. I will be trying the strategies you have suggested. Thank you for your offers of more email help. I WILL be taking you up on it, you better believe that. You can find my email address in the sidebar if you get impatient waiting for me to get in touch with you. (This weekend is going to be hectic, what with my big six (!) year old’s birthday party and whatnot.) But I will get in touch with you who offered.
Cupcake day went well. Mostly. He was so distracted by The Great Shoe Fiasco of Aught-Seven to worry about taking the treats in. See, his regular sneakers were in the wash and his other sneakers are slightly too big and hard to run in. And today was PE day, so he’s supposed to wear sneakers. There was much sobbing and anxiety about that. (And much almost-lateness to school, which caused me much anxiety.) So at least that eliminated most of the Cupcake Stress.
He got off the bus this afternoon waving a paper crown that read “Happy Birthday!” He said everyone liked the cupcakes. He said his teacher told him to go to the bathroom this afternoon, but he’s not sure why she told him to do that. (The note worked!)
So I’ll keep you posted. And again: Thank you. You have been my silver linings on Sam’s dark cloud of anxiety.