On the surface, the kids look like they are dealing well with the news of St Louis. That's on the surface.
Yesterday, Ryan came out of his preschool class in tears. His teacher said he had a wonderful day, but as soon as he saw me he cried. He has been begging to go to St Louis with us. He has even tried to give me all the money in his piggy bank to help pay for a flight. He is really unhappy and in tears off and on during the day.
Matthew is angry when he sees me. His teacher says he is great in class, but as soon as he sees me, he is angry. On Wednesday, he was playing with his buddies afterschool when one of his friends came up to his mom (who was chatting with me) and said "Mommy, Matthew said I am not invited to his birthday party" His mom didn't understand and explained to him that Matthew had a birthday a few months ago and that he had been invited to it.
I knew what was up so I talked to Matthew. His buddy had bumped him accidentally and Matthew, being angry lashed out by saying the kid would not be invited to his next party. He apologized to his friend and the friend's mom smiled and said that is fixed.
I told the moms standing there that I was sorry but Matthew was angry and told them all about St Louis. One of the moms (bless her heart) said when I have an address of where we are staying in St Louis, get it to her and she would organize a weekly care package from his friends to be sent. How sweet is that?
I never like to wish away time but gosh, I wish we could jump ahead 3 weeks.