Sorry, kiddo. Lesson learned.
Just 3.5 weeks ago, I was excited to see my four-year-old son start an alternative academic adventure.
The weeks since have been brutal on him. They have been so brutal, in fact, that he will not be returning to the new school when its gates open today.
I might write more about this later. For now, though, I want to use the peace of a new day to express gratitude for my dear teacher friends, who responded quickly and lovingly to my request for their insight. I am heartened by the thought of them in the classroom, using their gifts to shape the future.
My son, bless his heart, struggled to make the best of a bad situation when I told him time and patience would make a difference. I am glad he now knows that even his mom and dad make and learn from mistakes, and that his parents’ mistake here was not trying something new but emphasizing perseverance above all else.
Perseverance has its merits, but so does the wisdom to know when to walk away, and when to run.
We all know a little better now.