Preschool was a complete bust this morning. Ty was so stubborn!! Which, is fine, really, we will try again on Thursday. In fact, when I gave up and got him back in the car (the only time he calmed down in over an hour prior) we talked about coming back in a couple of days and we made a deal that he wouldn't give me such a hard time next time. We even shook hands on it, so let's see how true to his word this guy is gonna be. Knowing Ty, something tells me he will stick to his word. He's just special like that.
Here he is all dressed and ready to go. You can tell he's not happy with me. But he did look very handsome. I was disappointed because I was looking forward to it. I just know once he gets into that classroom he will be so happy to play with other children his age.
School starts at 9AM but Ty didn't wake up until 8. I think that was part of the problem. I rushed him to get dressed when he didn't want to. He fought me tooth and nail over brushing his teeth and going to the bathroom. He just wanted to ease into a nice, quiet day at home. He told me over and over and over again that he didn't want to go to school or anywhere for that matter. When I tried to strap him into the car, he displayed more physical strength than I have seen in ages. I couldn't strap him into his carseat at first! The next thing I did wrong was try to wait it out. I called the school and told them I was going to give him more time. I also tried to calm him down in the parking lot once we finally arrived to no avail. By the time I actually walked my screaming child into the school, the others had already been settled down for almost an hour so the last thing I wanted to do was undo everything the teachers had done to make the other children comfortable. It was obvious Ty wasn't going to calm down, so I decided to go home and try again on Thursday. Ty was pleased with this decision.
Even during his darkest moments, his fighting spirit always flickered inside of him. Although it is hard to be patient with such a stubborn boy during every day life (yay!! everyday life how I love thee!!), I am grateful that he has the determination of a mountain climber. May he continue to fight his way uphill until he is deemed cancer-free. And then, I pray for a beautiful and meaningful descent into his golden years. A bountiful life for our precious Ty.