There are mornings, especially after the weekend, when my sonhe's is reluctant to go. Earlier this week, he clung to my leg and sobbed inconsolably. He said he wanted to stay home that morning, but I had no idea he would fall apart. After several minutes of reassurances, I felt awful prying him off my leg and leaving him there.
This made me wonder if my son had school avoidance - we call the day camp "school" since it's in the same classroom as his preschool class and he follows nearly the same schedule. After reading up on the issue, I 'm not sure that's what's going on right now. My husband told me he had anxiety about going school when he was in kindergarten and he'd go as far as pretending he was sick to avoid going. When I asked him why he did that, he said he just wanted to stay at home with his mom. Maybe our son just doesn't want to leave me? I had no idea I was that fun to be around.
Joking aside, I do want to keep on top of this. His teacher let me know that Kellan recovered quickly after I left. He played well with the other kids and participated in all of the activities. I noticed he ate his lunch, which is always a good sign. When I asked him about his day, he said he cried in the morning, but just a little bit. He still isn't able -or maybe even willing - to tell me what was wrong that morning, but I'm hoping lots of reassurance and quality one-on-one time will help put him at ease before the new school year rolls around.