This past fortnight my near 4-year-old has been cute with his stories, caring with his baby sister and thoughtful about his actions towards others.
He has also been full of abandonment issues, dreaded anxiety and 2-year-old style tantrums.
Tomorrow he starts kindy.
His little mind is obviously in overdrive with the countdown to kindy. He is so excited to go yet knows this is a really big deal. On his level he is headed to university, to a place he knows a little bit about but is yet to experience. It looks good but it’s still unknown.
I type this from the end of his bed. The room is in darkness and his sniffles from one of the biggest tantrums I have seen in a very long time are still breaking the silence. Yes, he is tired but wowzers, I just had to restrain him and take him to bed. He did lay a really good punch into my throat.
This wasn’t my normal child.
I can’t wait for kindy to start. For the first few weeks to be over. For him to know the place, his teachers, and his new friends.
For him to know the place, his teachers, and his new friends.
For him to know it is going to be ok.
My heart is in a vice watching his little brain tick over, trying to keep his confusion in and then unwanted emotion bubbling over.
Bring on this week and a new chapter begun.
Do you have changes happening in your house?
Is your heart in a vice at the moment?