Monday, September 17, 2007

Monday, Sept. 17th

We had a good and productive weekend. Ed the got the outside of the house mostly caulked up (he ran out of caulk). I finished staining the porch columns and got half the back porch ceiling stained. Ed started working on organizing the garage. I got some tulip and iris bulbs planted in the flower bed. On Sunday I wiped the whole kitchen down with bleach water, made homemade rolls and soup for kids night. I felt that overall, we got a lot accomplished!

This school thing with Hannah is about the get the best of me. I'm really trying hard to tell her that she has to go to kindergarten and it's not a choice and be tough about it (and positive). And not show her my emotions. But sending her off the bus crying is the hardest thing I have ever done! Also, yesterday she was crying in Bible class (which is something that is not new and she has done all her life) and was crying during worship. She can't pinpoint why she is crying, just something maker her cry. I say it's STRESS! This is totally out of character for her. She's had days that have been like that, but not weeks. I've prayed and prayed about this. I've talked to friends about it. And today I've decided to do something about it. I talked with the administrator at the school about taking her out and trying again next year. He really wants me to make sure that is the right thing. He doesn't want to see me do that and then the same thing happens next year. Hannah is not real specific about what makes her cry and he wants to know specificially. I've asked Hannah lots of questions tonight and haven't really gotten to the bottom of it. She says it's hard to follow all the rules. She says that she hasn't really gotten in "trouble" for not following the rules, but I feel that she is afraid of failure. She told me this morning it isn't fun. Tonight when I asked her what her favorite part about school she told me it was the 3 times they go to recess. So, to make the long story shorter, we are going to see how this week goes. I'm also going to explore what some other options are for her for this year. The hard part about that is school in swing already and most places are full. Then this weekend we can decide what we feel is best. So, please keep us in your prayers.


JeremyNSunny said...

The house looks AWESOME! Thanks for posting pictures; I like pictures ssssssso much! ;) I will pray about Hannah's sadness. I don't know who I feel for more, you or her! :( Hang in there. My prayer will be that God will reveal a clear answer, quickly, so that you and Ed can feel confident in your decision. Very much looking forward to updates on this.