It came home with D yesterday. The Kindergarten project I have been dreading since September, "Ma Famille".(or My Family, D is in French immersion.) It's like a giant emotional minefield, all contained in one little piece of paper.
How do I help her answer the question "How many people are in your family?" ? I know my answer is 5, but is it her answer? I don't want to push her but I want her to know that Reid is a real part of our family, not just a picture on the wall. But then what if she shares her brother with her class and an insensitive classmate says something mean about him? How in the world will she handle that? How will I handle that? I already want to smack the imaginary little brat, but I guess I should have a more appropriate response prepared. I want her to want to draw 5 people in her picture of our family, but what if she doesn't?
It's just all stressful and painful and I don't really need more to worry about anything else this month. The countdown to Reid's 3rd birthday is on and the what-ifs and should-have-beens are already floating through me head.