Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wordless (?) Wednesday: One Week In...

We have been back into routine for a week now.

Ashlea has settled back into school easily.  Her biggest problem - as usual - is hair management. Her teacher resorted to this today:

Don't tell me I have crazy hair Mum -
 I get it from you

In spite of her good start she did have a meltdown today.  When I asked her what happened she said - very indignantly - they sing at me!  Fair enough.

Audrey has settled easily into year 1 with a great teacher.

Butter wouldn't melt in my mouth...

Emma has settled in OK and has a great teacher but the pay back from returning to school has been increased anxiety.  Every night there is a bed time kerfuffle.  Every morning there is a sore tummy before school.  She's already been to the school office to try and get sent home (thankfully the office know what is going on and support me when I say no way am I coming to get her). Sigh.  If you're the praying type please pray for Emma.

Can I have an app if I let you take my photo?

I have survived my first few days back at work.  I have eased back in with some easy jobs to start with - but seriously those IT people (that I'm meant to be one of) - sound like they're speaking a foreign language sometimes!

How are you coping with the return to routine?


Aussie Wordless Wednesday

20 comments:

Mummy Manifesto said...

Well,my son loves his preprimary class so no dramas going back. Kind of glad I don't have to deal with girls hair either ha ha! Hope the girls settle down soon

roobo69 said...

I was the same when I was at school - also constantly tried to be sent home. In fact, a few times I didn't even bother going to the office to ask - I just walked out the front gates and straight home...

havealaughonme said...

So it's been a mixed bag return for your girls then, I hope it gets easier. I love the top photo saying she gets crazy hair from you! Emily

ann said...

I hope everything settles down for you all.

Tegan Churchill said...

I hope that your girls settle into the school routine quickly. We aren't quite at the school stage yet but I am enjoying going shopping without lots of teeny boppers invading the shopping center lol

Kaz @ Melting Moments said...

Such a busy time. I hope things settle into a better groove for you soon :)

Missy said...

Hope all settles down soon and Emma's anxiety calms down :)

Loving your girls xx

Annaleis Topham said...

Goodluck for your girls! Hope they settle in soon- and I don't like people singing at me either.

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

Sometimes it takes a while to settle back into school.
I will pray for Emma.

randomactsofzen.com said...

Hopefully it's just the first week, then it will all fall into place. Good luck. Lisa.

The Trousdell Five said...

I will say a prayer. And I love crazy hair. :)

marleisa.com said...

Just wait for the week 2 blues to set in!

ritaazar2 said...

Prayers to Emma and all your family.

Sandra said...

I had a sore tummy girl in year 1 and 2 - the problem was she knew all the lingo - 'I have abdominal pain etc' (the joy of having medical parents)and the staff were totally bamboozled. If she didn't look pale, clammy or particularly unwell I asked them to sit her by herself in a quiet corner of the room for 15 minutes. Often she would get bored and forget about the tummy pain/anxiety and join in again. Though there was one memorable occasion with a casual teacher that my husband went down to the school with a stethoscope and thermometer, did a quick examination and said 'there's nothing wrong with her' and went home.
Year one was also coloured by tactile overload - we must have bought about 7 brands of school socks until we found one that didn't 'feel funny' and elicit a 20 minute episode of taking her shoes and socks on and off and making sure her shoelaces were exactly the same length before we got out the door
Will pray for Emma.

Sandra said...

I had a sore tummy girl in year 1 and 2 - the problem was she knew all the lingo - 'I have abdominal pain etc' (the joy of having medical parents)and the staff were totally bamboozled. If she didn't look pale, clammy or particularly unwell I asked them to sit her by herself in a quiet corner of the room for 15 minutes. Often she would get bored and forget about the tummy pain/anxiety and join in again. Though there was one memorable occasion with a casual teacher that my husband went down to the school with a stethoscope and thermometer, did a quick examination and said 'there's nothing wrong with her' and went home.
Year one was also coloured by tactile overload - we must have bought about 7 brands of school socks until we found one that didn't 'feel funny' and elicit a 20 minute episode of taking her shoes and socks on and off and making sure her shoelaces were exactly the same length before we got out the door
Will pray for Emma.

Kate @ Back to Basics Tuition said...

Oh bless. Three totally different girls there hey. My daughter is much like your first (although only a toddler still). At daycare drop off they know when it's her by her outline through the frosted windows; hair in all directions, even when brushed. Her FDC Mum has started tying it up for me lol

Jules said...

I dread what school will be like here, then again, they aren't to bad for daycare drop-offs. I'll pray for Emma.

Heda said...

All three kids look great and a year older (how did that happen!). Hope all goes well for each of them and for you. BTW melt downs keep us all honest.

Kerri said...

Allie's first grade experience included becoming best friends with the school nurse. I swear she was down there every day complaining of a tummy ache. I hope she feels comfortable soon!

Tasmanian said...

My Grade One had a complete meltdown on Thursday morning at school drop-off time. Turned out she had a throat infection but she didn't tell me about that til the next day.