Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Winter Break is Over for the Rose Boys

We survived the 4 hour plus jaunt home from Jersey to Springfield yesterday (the highlight being the 20 straight minutes that Alex and Rebecca spent screaming and crying at the end of the trip). We all had a great Christmas up North and it was good to get away for a while. Now that we're trying to get used to normal life (IE. not lounging around the Gecik house all day), the kids need to go back to school (daycare for Alex). Despite Josh's random fever and slight sickness (which Motrin helped quell), the two got in my car this morning for the return to normalcy.

I fully expected Alex to have a major meltdown in returning to school for the first time in 12 days. He normally puts up a minor fight in being dropped off at school (it's been getting better and better though). When I was about to leave him today I could see him getting ready to start bawling as usual, but to the rescue came his classmate Sam W. (Alex has three Sams in his class so he's known as Sam W.) Sam ran up to Alex screaming "ALLLLEEEXX!!!" and gave him a big bear hug. Alex immediately started to smile and went off with Sam to do the arts and crafts activity that the other kids were doing. Alex's teacher Ms. Minnie said to me "well that's one way to keep from from crying in the morning." I agreed and hurriedly left the classroom, as we passed the room from the other side, Josh and I peeked in and saw Alex having fun without any morning tears.

It's good to see that Alex is making friends at his new school and hopefully he can eventually get into a cry-free routine in the morning. Josh was excited to go to school but a little disappointed to see that only two other kids (both girls) would be in school this week as the Kindergarten roster is severely cut for the holidays. Needless to say, both girls adore Josh and he'll be the big man at Kindergarten this abbreviated week.

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