Most moms worry a bit about second grade starting— they worry about whether their kids have all their supplies, whether they’ll eat their lunch— whether they’ll like their new teachers.
Me? I worry that my enco kid will poop at school. We’d BEEN on a straight after dinner schedule for a while but over the past few days that’s gone out the window (perhaps since school is starting?). I gave up on underpants here at home—- my 7 year old pooped herself maybe 6 times yesterday (lost count) and 3-4 times today. The once a day after dinner poop doesn’t concern me vis a vis school…. but this new schedule is worrisome. She’ll have the same aide as last year who will help her change, force her to get the rest in the toilet, deal with the meltdown, etc….. but as years go by it’s more and more heartbreaking. I hope I sent enough underpants changes.
I worry that my other kid will get enough bathroom reminders— if he’s not TOLD to pee, he’ll happily wet himself. I worry that he’ll spend 95% of the day screaming his head off. I worry that he’ll continue to ignore everyone at recess and count the woodchips or line up trash he finds on the ground. I worry about meeting strange kids at the library again and again who tell me “oh, your son goes to ___ school. He’s the one who screams all the time!”
Academics? Not worried. Social skills, behavior, and toileting? Very worried.