This is my Kindergartner Heidi -- on the very first day of school she had some hesitations, and was being kind of clingy. Check out that look !!
This was Kaylee my third grader and of course she had no problems at all -- actually she was all to anxious to get rid of me.
This is Katherine my 2nd grader and she was already to get to work with sitting at her desk and all.
My daughter who is in Kindergarten this year finally experienced three consecutive days in a row of going to school !! Poor thing, she so wasn't used to it because after she had gone to school on Wednesday and then on Thursday, she came home and was so grumpy and exhausted.
Being a mom, I could sense that something wasn't right with her, and asked her if she wanted to rest outside before attempting to do her homework? She wanted to, so I let her -- she was tired and when my children are tired they get "MOODY" much like their mother. So I had to change my whole approach with her that day and spent some time giving her some hugs and cuddle time. Maybe the long day is great for me, but to a five year old it might be a bit tough. But I think she just isn't used to it yet.
Now maybe she can learn to go to sleep at night when she is supposed to so that she will get enough rest for school the next day.
I've come to realize that children try their hardest and use every attempt at not going to bed. There are so many stall tactics !!! I need to use the bathroom, I forgot to brush my teeth, I'm thirsty, ---- and the list goes on and on, so I'm wondering what your favorite bedtime stall "excuse/tactic" is?
My oldest daughter is notorious for telling me --- "I didn't eat breakfast today!!" (SHE's 8)