It’s the half term and we are all having a well deserved rest but we can proudly say we survived starting school!
We all feel that Ethan is enjoying school, we have reports that he is happy whilst he is there but there have been teething problems.
The school bus is a major issue, Ethan just doesn’t like getting on it. Ethan has to be placed on the bus and there is kicking, screaming and crying. It’s heart breaking to do and very emotionally draining. Some days it does get easier where Ethan just sits on the floor but I know that next Monday morning is going to be a battle because of this week off. There is no quick fix to this and I have a feeling this will be a work in progress for many years!
There was also concern about the little food Ethan was eating. They are letting him choose what he wants for school dinners, something we have never really done but I do like this idea. He was eager to choose items but then didn’t eat them.
I had to go through all of the lunch time menus and cross off what I didn’t think he would eat and highlight what he would. Telling them that he would always eat the pasta options. So far he has proved me totally wrong, picking all the items I said he wouldn’t eat and turning his nose up at pasta! I’m happy that he is trying new things but I just wish he would do that at home.
All of our routine has changed with Ethan starting school and we are all so glad it is half term. That is something I never thought I would say!