Jack's first day

So we went for a staggered entry day at the preschool on Thursday. The parents are encouraged to go with their child and Jack's worker was unable to go with him.

We were going to have one worker but with some reshuffling, Jack's worker has now changed. So his worker will not be starting until Wednesday so until then, we will just have some fillers.

I was happy to have the extra time to spend with the boy that always needs the extra time with me. I was happy not to have the staff that day because I think that it is unnecessary to have a parent and a worker that day.

So the incident began when I was talking to one of the teachers about the fundraising coupon books. At this time, Jack had gone into one of the rooms and another boy had gone in at the same time. Well it certainly was the wrong time to be busy. There was the sound of a scuffle and when I looked in the room, Jack had backed the boy against the wall and was attacking him. He was scratching his face and the boy was screaming. I walked into the room, broke up the fight and I had one very upset boy on my hands. I'm just wondering what the boy did to Jack to make him so upset. Jack doesn't normally lash out at someone unless the other little boy had done something first. I know that it was definitely an issue of sharing.

Thankfully it was time to clean up and snack time. Jack sat down at the table and just pointed his finger at the boy he had gotten into the fight with. I was thinking that I had to figure out who the boys mother was in order to clear the air. Not a great way to start school. I talked to the teacher and she seemed to think that the other mother was totally okay with everything but I wasn't going to take the chance.

My moment of opportunity arose and I took it. I just apologized for my son's actions. She stated that her son is the only child and does not do well with sharing. Should be an interesting year! I am so glad Jack has an aide to watch out for those moments and to help him deal with those moments a lot better.