Anand has been so sad about going back to school. We keep having conversations about ‘keep an open mind’ and ‘it might be fun’ and ‘maybe they’ll figure out a way to use breakout rooms so you can actually chat with 3-4 other kids at a time, so there’ll be some fun socializing time’ but he is very not convinced. Poor munchkin.
Yesterday, though, I set up his little schoolwork station, with some bright Anand-friendly yellows (the mat, etc. via Amazon), and he had a little fun, so that’s something. We’re planning to have two bins on the bench there (out of picture), one for school supplies, and the other for fidget-type things. Play-doh, magnetic spinny things, stress balls, etc. Hopefully that’ll help.
He’s playing with a tiny little Lego car that came with the Brick mug — the idea of the mug is that you can attach Legos directly onto it, a clever, funny item for a desk. Hopefully, cheerful school supplies will help a little — it’s a lot cheaper than private tutoring, anyway. We’ll see.