When Back to School Means Being Left Out
Today my children and I traveled to our favorite value store to purchase the items on my soon-to-be kindergartner’s school supply list. Thankfully, the list was not a mile long, and every item appeared to be a reasonable request, yet somehow we ended up with a cart full of markers, crayons, and folders!
About four items in – and four whiny requests later – I realized that bringing my three year old along may not have been the best idea.
I have long been concerned with how my younger child will feel once his big sister/idol begins her elementary school journey. However, I didn’t realize how upsetting it would be for him to watch his sister pull item after item from the shelf all the while hearing, “You don’t need these things yet, Noah.”
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