Trey has been unhappy about going to preschool the last week or so, and I am started to get worried about it.
He is usually a pretty happy guy, unless he has good reason not to be. And even when he is grumpy or off center, he can be cajoled out of it easily. He moves on well.
So, I have been surprised that, for about the past week, he has been teary when it is time for him to be dropped off. The other days it has been the quiet mention of a stomach ache just as we pull up to school. A hug, a kiss, a have a great day and he has been fine. After school, all smiles and no negative comments about the day.
Today, no such luck.
We pulled up and I went to walk him in, as we were a couple of minutes late. He was teary before even exiting the van. Once we got to class, he was in full on tears. I sat and held him for a while, repeatedly asking what was wrong, asking questions but no further enlightenment.
He's my third child, so I am not freaking out or anything, but I would love to know what is up with him and how to alleviate his anxiety. I hate that I even wrote the word anxiety in correlation with my five year old son.
Any wisdom to share? Let me know!
1 day ago