Tucker has been home from school the last two days, complaining of a stuffy nose, headache, sore throat. But magically by the afternoon, he's usually feeling better and ready to destroy the house. Michael and I were talking about it about and wondered if there was something going on at school. So I asked him this morning and there was a long pause. He eventually told me he's having trouble writing sentences. We talked about letting his teacher know so he can get some help and how that would be better than avoiding it completely. I've been trying to encourage him by telling him that other kids in the class may be having the same trouble and how important it is to face his problems and deal with them. And of course, to make Mommy and Daddy aware of these things so they can be taken care of.
Boy who knew this parenting stuff could be so hard...it broke my heart to see his sad face when he was telling me about the problem he's having. But I think we handled it pretty well and hopefully made him feel better.