Second Day of Term 3 today and our girl hasn’t made it in to school yet. This morning’s conversation went somewhat like this:
(On my walking into her room) GG: I’m sorry I just couldn’t get up.
Me: Oh darling, that’s fine. (Pause while I swallow my own disappointment and ponder my next words.) You know, it’s really hard for everyone at the beginning of term getting back into the routine….
GG: Please don’t make me go.
Me: No no, I never make you go. Just maybe this is one of those times where you have to do what you’ve committed to.
GG: I feel like someone is sitting on my shoulders. (She is lying down still….bad blood pressure sign if you feel like that lying down. She’s never described it like that before.)
Me: Oh sweetheart. Have you felt like this before?
GG: Yes, when I’m crashed it feels like people are sitting all over me.
Me: Ok. I’ll just get you a drink and some breakfast and we’ll see if that helps.
(On my return to the room she’s still lying down eyes closed but speaks)
GG: I HATE this. I so want to go to school.
Me: (acknowledging internally that as always she is demonstrating without realising it that I must accept she knows what she’s doing.) I know you do. Never mind. Maybe tomorrow. (internal sigh and another little crack in heart)
Luckily we have four episodes of Offspring that need watching! We’ve got through 2 so far today. Yesterday she wrote beautiful poetry and caught up on maths. Now we’re waiting for the Maths teacher to tell us what chapter they are doing this week. Oh French though. We need to do some of that if she’s up to it.
How was your morning?