In one week we'll be back at the school days routine, hopefully a whole new one this year. One that doesn't include crying every morning or my freinds having to rip my child off of my body as I walk away and she is dragged to class.
No more purposely being late to school or begging to stay home and me almost caving every time. No more tears, hers and mine-although mine were always later. No more questioning why I am doing this to her every day-wondering is it really worth it- not much learning going on anyway. No more faking being sick, and getting away with it sometimes.
We need a kind year, a gentle one where she only wants to stay home when she is really sick, and recess will be fun and where her teacher is loved and adored. That is what I'm praying for, just happiness.