My poor kid. My son started school early (which is why he lies about his age there) and used to attend the magnet school for gifted and talented as well. It’s a public school, so free but you have to provide transportation. My daughter went there as well which is how I wound up driving a car pool for 6 years but anyway, 2 years ago I had to pull my son from this school due family hardship – my daughter’s illness.
On the surface he transitioned to his new school very well. His grades were great and his teacher loved him. In fact, she loved him so much she came and got him over the summer to take him to lunch and on a shopping spree at Borders! However he was completely sad and distraught leaving his original school and just suffering unbeknownst to anyone except me of course.
So now its two years later and I am in a position I can transport him to this other school again. I asked him if he wanted to go back and he was thrilled at the chance so last month I stopped at the school to get an application and when they saw me come in the staff in the office whooped for joy. They really like my kids.
“Vidroid? Let’s just rubber stamp that app,” someone said.
It made me feel really good because my son did not work all that hard in this school. Not the way he does now at least so I thought they are not going to believe how he has grown. I was also able to tell my son about their reaction which was very heartening to a kid who has been through so much.
So now it is a month later and we just got the official notice he has been accepted and guess what? Now he is not sure he wants to go! Why? Because he has made a bunch of friends.
Although my son has never had a problem making friends, this year his social life was devastated by his over-zealous teacher. So thrilled with him, she would hold his work up as an example to the rest of the class, over and over and over and you can imagine how devastating this would be when it comes to the playground. No one wanted anything to do with him!
This went on for months until eventually he really became depressed and he allowed me to speak to his teacher which solved the problem instantly. (My Son’s Teacher Got Hit Hard. I Know Because I Hit Her) And when she backed off… he was able to build a social circle which he will now have to abandon of he chooses to go back to the other school.
On top of this, he is Libra Moon, Rising so you know he can’t decide shit!