Daddy K posted this blackmail-worthy-when-Oliver-turns-cool-teen photo on his Facebook today.
Oliver has always been okay with school.
But now that he’s in that boundaries-testing age, he’ll pull this stunt every day with poor Daddy.
He also refuses to bathe in the evening, because our routine for him has always been Bath- then sleep.
He doesn’t want to sleep.
Basically, he’s having too much fun with Daddy to just waste time sleeping or going to school.
I sympathize with him.
I really do.
I mean, what are the number of times we tell ourselves we don’t want to go to work?
So yeah, I mean, I feel for him.
Only by a bit.
Though there’s other possibilities too:
1. School is boring/upsetting him so he doesn’t want to go.
I figure we’ll have to talk to the school about this, whether there’s any changes lately. Though the possibility of this is low because I haven’t seen any new faces and Oliver seems to enjoy the friendships made in school.
There’s once he met his classmate near our house downstairs and Daddy K reported he “wanted to play with his friend so much he doesn’t wanna come home”.
2. Time spent in Childcare too long
Usually K drops him off at 8am and I fetch him about 530 pm after I returned from work. It’s still pretty stretching for a 2 plus year old but I’m not so sure we want to tamper with the schedule because it’s going to get worse if I were to go into full time.
I won’t consider home-schooling since I’ve got patience the size of a pea. It’s either I’ll be screaming and depressing myself out or Oliver screaming and crying himself over.
The next possible choice would be to tap on the MIL resource.
But sigh, she hasn’t even turned part-time from the last time we spoke about it, mainly because the boss can’t find any replacements at the moment and needed her to stay.
My MIL is a very valuable asset to the company ok.
So yeah, we’re stuck in this phase of O crying his way to school every day until who knows when.
My concern is, what if he develops a phobia of school?
Any experts on this? All input is greatly appreciated!