Ed is not liking staying home with me. This morning we took Kacy and Will to the bus stop. He cried for his back pack. We couldn't find it (it's the monkey part of his monkey back pack-leash). He tried to get on the bus with them, and when I held him back, he just collapsed on the ground, sobbing. He was so upset- I got teary eyed with him. He desperately wants to go with the kids. I let him cry it out for a good five minutes, and then suggested maybe we could go back to the trailer and have school at home. "We can find you your back pack, get some homework... we'll have our own school!" Still crying, he says "No, Mom. That won't work. That's not real school. Well, I guess. I guess that will be okay."
"Maybe there will be preschool next year, then you can go to school. But if there is, I'll probably be the teacher. Then you can go to school with me!"
"No, Mom. I go to school all by myself, and you stay here and wait for me at the bus stop. That's better."
We walked back to the trailer, with him still catching his breath and kicking rocks,looking dejected. I'm not sure what to do about this, I'd put him in preschool a few days a week if there was one, but I'm not driving a half hour one way to get him there. I already have 41,000 miles on my one year old car... I'm sure he'll be fine in a week or so. I hope.