The "New" has already worn off.

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The "New" has already worn off.
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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 10:35am

My granson didn't have a good morning. My DD said she walked him to his room (first mistake LOL) and he wouldn't let go of her. He put his head down on the desk and cried. It may be he's just now realizing that this whole "school" thing isn't just a fun outing with kids his age for a few days.LOL It's the real deal and it's not going away.

Sadly, this will only be one of many days he'll not want to go and it doesn't change. My girls had days like this throughout their entire time in school. They just have THOSE days. Not much different than waking up and not feeling like going to work. DD will just have to learn not to give in. I'm guessing it's going to take a while though because she was crying more than the grandson.LOL

Sharon

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So far my DGD is loving 1st grade.  She is already begging the teacher for homework!!!  I'm sure once she starts getting some that she will change her mind pretty quick...LOL!  So far, my two youngest grands are getting to bed around 8-8:15 so they are getting up fairly well but that will soon wear off and they won't want to get up so good.

-Judy

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You never know. Your DGD may be one of those exceptional kids that absolute loves school from the get go! It doesn't look good for my grandsons.LOL

I'm sure the bed time hours have something to do with my youngest DGS being upset. It's going to take a few weeks for him to get into a regular routine I'm sure. Here's hoping your youngest grands will fair better.

Sharon

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Everytime something changes, it upsets my DGS. He gets whinny & cries making it a challenge for the parents. He spent last week at his other grandparents so it will be a challenge this Monday to get him up for daycare then a weekend Tues will be a real nightmare as he has already stated that he doesn't want to go to back to school. He isn't going to be one of those kids who are happy to go to school. All 3 of mine liked going to school & they all still do. My youngest DS has been doing is business degree parttime while working & will start full time in Sept. My eldest DS expects to be finished his masters by the end of the year & my dd keeps taking courses to upgrade/obtain more certifications. If she doesn't get pregnant in the next year, then she is seriously thinking of starting her masters next Sept.

They can't be my kids. Once I got my degree, I was so out of school!!!!

Dee
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LOL Dee! I only got as far as graduating HS and all I wanted was "to be married...have a family"!!SHEESH

Maybe with time the "education" genes will kick in with your DGS and all will be well. Plenty of time to surprise you.

Sharon

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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 10:15pm
I got married 2 wks before I started university. My DH put me through school & afterwards all I wanted to do was be a SAHM when my DD was born. He convinced me to go back to work for 2 yrs so we could buy a house. I ended up enjoying working which was great because when my DD was 10 my DH became ill & I was the bread winner from that point on until I retired this year.

Dee
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I readily admit that it would take a serious family issue or a couple of sticks of dynamite to blast me out of this house to go back to work.LOL I spent over 20 years in the workforce before DS was born and that was more than enough for me. I applaud you for going back to further you education and getting back work.

Sharon

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 6:06pm
Oops, missed a comment above. I enjoyed working never quit until I retired at 55 this yr. DH & I were both working for the same international computer company - think blue! I treated my job like something fun while he had the career. We used my money for fun & a nanny who did the housework & laundry which I hate. Every min I was out of the office was spent with the kids which proved to me that I would have made a terrible SAHM once they had gone to school so in hindsight, it was better that I never quit working.

I was always glad that I had my skills & was able to turn my fun job into a career so that DH could deal with his health issues. He was a SAHD for 5 yrs then returned to work part time which is all he could manage until he retired at 55.

We each need to make the right choice for us. I'm not a fan of the working vs SAHM debates as I believe each job has it's rewards & challenges. For me, I know that I was a better person & Mom for working.

I'm struggling a bit now as my future DIL refused to get any education past her high school. She only wants to be a SAHM like her Mom. Problem is that she is very different from her Mom. This young woman has saved $40,000 in 3 yrs since leaving high school. She has worked her way up from a hostess to an assistant mgr at her restaurant which is a chain. She is one of the key people head offices uses to go & train/set up the new stores. I'm afraid she will be bored with just being a Mom as she also hates housework. She even hates cooking which I love. I watch her with my grandson & she is excellent but after an hr, she is off somewhere doing her own thing. It's also concerning as DH's illness runs in his family. Thankfully, we now know this & can deal with it before any of my kids become as sick as their Dad was if they have it too.

Dee
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My daughters are very different. The oldest can survive just fine without working, but the younger one goes stir crazy! She's desperately trying to find a job right now. I'm guessing you are right about your future DIL.

Sharon