This week was a crazy one to say the least.
Where to start…
Yesterday Holland cut off all of Britons hair while I was helping Hudson with his Thanksgiving feather art project, I usually have all our scissors hidden for this reason. And of course, the one time we pull out the scissors, sure enough my floor is covered in blonde locks.Britons hair cut is really cute. He just looks so different. And the craziest part of all is I honestly can’t tell if he looks older or younger with his new do.
Earlier this week, Hudson comes in my room and asks what does “outlook, not looking so good mean” ? Why do you ask I reply. He then proceeded to tell me that when he asked his eight ball if his mom was ever going to let him move up a grade, that’s what showed up.
On Monday I opened a letter from Hudson’s school district informing me on how many days we have missed. Out of the 50 days school has been in session, apparently we have missed A LOT! The district wanted me to sign a paper and return it to them. Which I did. I received a couple of pamphlets about why attendance is so important. And was told to speak with his school to see where we are going to go from here.
Sounds stressful right? Wrong. I’d already worked with the school on this before we left.
I go to the school and we sit down and discuss all the dates that we have missed. Which were pre-excused and have been waived.
Our two back to back Canada road trips have been waived for grievance.
The Tour de Florida days have been waived as work release. As my children are active participants in Birdalamode.com
This was all a relief, but still unsettling.
Have you ever wondered if the course you’re on is the right one to be on? As a parent I do. I often wonder what is my child going to thank or resent me for when they are grown.
In Hudson’s current situation will he thank me or resent that I didn’t move him up a grade even though he is so far advanced & begs for it on the daily.
Our situation with Hudson isn’t attendance, no it’s more than that. Our situation is he is so far advanced for Kindergarten, he is bored.
*He is reading at a grade level above what he’s doing in school, on our trip he mastered his 12 times tables (he was very intrigreded with the numbers along the side of the pool, and heights for Disney rides). Before we left on our trip his teacher showed me his english paper where she gauges her students progress by verbaly saying a sentence and having the students write what they catch from the sentence. She shows me Hudson’s paper from the first day of school. The first letter was capitalized the punctuation was accurate and every word written correctly. -maybe he should be the one writing my blogposts from here on out? 🙂 She covered the names of papers of other students in the class and there was a big difference to say the least.
So what does a mother do? I do not want to move him up. I want him to be the oldest. He is just begging for a challenge.
We have the attendence policy in check, if any of you have any ideas or suggestions please help a mother out. This one is beyond me. Suggestions appreciated.
As of now I am just wanting him to be a kid and focus on making friends. I want him to enjoy being young, but his brain wants to keep pushing him.
Selfishly I don’t want to push him ahead, that’s one less year I get him under my wing. I just hope the path I choose for him turns out being the right one in the end.