I sincerely hope it does not last. The trouble is mainly that we were not prepared to be going to the school my son attends. It is far away, so we thought he would be going to one closer. Three of those schools were over-subscribed, including our first choice. All the other children (or the vast majority) went to nursery together, so they know each other all ready. Having only a couple of weeks before the end of term from when we learned the school he had been allocated, we didn't move him to the same nursery - he was settled and happy where he was.
Of course, I am now wondering if it's something I've done in raising him. Or have I just been too busy launching Oakdale Links? I always intended it to be started after he went to school, not before. The crisis with the bus link precipitated things and here we are, with me trying to squeeze all my work in, but still writing grant applications tonight between making dinner and trying to get him to eat it. We opted for sausage roll, banana and toast and honey in the end. It's not my original menu
It is a challenge to faith as well, as my first prayers for my son included prayers for him not to be bullied and to have lots of friends. He has lots of friends, but none in his class. Fortunately, one of them, who is a lovely older girl, saw our one all on his own in the playground and went to play with him yesterday. He told me he looked for her today, but didn't find her until it was nearly the end of break time.
It's breaking my heart to get him dressed in his school uniform at the moment. He was trying to make friends with someone and they kicked him. He said, "I think he wants to make friends, but not with me." So why wasn't that prayer answered? It's on my list of bucket questions. (That's like the bucket list, but you get to ask after you die, not before.)