Thursday Thoughts

Thursday, June 7, 2012


One week from today, Isaac will be at his first day of summer preschool. After a particularly rough week at my Mom's again, we need this. Isaac needs this. My Mom needs this. Our family needs this. Or, we need God to make it very clear that there is another option.

He's so excited for preschool, but he was also so excited for soccer, which went horribly last week. He wouldn't even take the field. His second cousin Rocco was standing on the field, waving him on over "C'mon Isaac! Isaac, c'mon!" But Isaac clung to my leg, a whining, crying boy who only wanted to go home.

Add to it that my Dad and my Mom came without my invitation and it was a recipe for disaster. No amount of, "We'll go to Dairy Queen after!" could get Isaac to participate. So, we left after about 20 painful minutes, both Tony and I dejected.

So, needless to say, I'm very concerned about leaving Isaac, let alone his behavior. The two bright spots are his swim class experience and Sunday School. He never flinched at leaving us for swim class and while he has had some hesitancy lately with Sunday School, we're always able to leave the room without a full on meltdown.

This should basically be retitled "Pray for Isaac." We're really hopeful that preschool will help Isaac learn a thing or two, but most importantly provide a little understanding to where he fits in the big world. Isaac has such a sweet spirit. I can't tell you how moving it is to hear him talk to his brother or the concern he conveys when he thinks something is wrong and says "Are you okay hunny?" In the last two months though, there has been less sweetness and want to make sure it isn't buried for some reason or the other.

 Tony and I are really in the thick of it right now. I had a meeting every night this week and have back to back weddings this weekend. I haven't taken a photo of my boys on my real camera in, oh, at least a week, but I plan to remedy that tonight, even if I haven't edited Ezra's 11 months chalkboard picture yet! Ezra's birthday is in less than a month and I feel like I'm going to blink and it will be September.

Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.
Psalm 54:4


W said...

Hang in there. It's just a busy & uncertain season of life but it will pass. I'm sure he will do just fine in preschool :)

Raquel said...

I know kids can be unpredictable but he may suprise you at preschool. For instance this morning my son ( who will be three in August) climbed on the lap of a teacher for morning cuddles. While I wished it was me, I was happy he felt loved and secure with my depature. Hang in there momma !

Jill said...

This breaks my heart, but I'm hopeful that preschool will be a good thing.

I also hope that he'll come around to the whole soccer idea!

Erin said...

Ugh, so sorry - I know this has been a rough week for you! The transition to preschool may be rough, but I hope that in the long run Isaac learns to love it and thrives in that environment! I know the guilt that you feel right now is strong and I SO hope that this change helps to alleviate it somewhat.

Unknown said...

Prayers, mama. You, Isaac, everyone will get through this season.

themurrayfamily said...

someone once told me it takes two weeks for a new routine. I have to remind myself of that MANY times with my little girl. I love her but boy can she push buttons. Good luck!!

DianeTaylor said...

Praying for Isaac - I know God will guide you all thru these rough waters. I truly believe that parenting is the HARDEST job - but the most fulfilling job. The rewards far outweigh the obstacles.

Love you...


Mo said...

You are one busy Mama! Hang in there!

Megan said...

Oh, look! God's right here helping! God's on my side.
Same verse - Message version.

You've been on my heart this week, I will continue the prayers!

Adrienne said...

Praying for Isaac sweet friend :)

Krystie said...

I bet Issac will do great! As a formal nanny to many struggling toddlers who didn't want their mamas to go to work, I found that getting them psyched up for the day, and lots and lots of positive reinforcement did the trick!


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