"I don't like school"
It's 3 and a half years later, and I STILL sometimes have to fight tears when I drop off my son at daycare -- on the days when he cries and says he doesn't like school, I mean. Sometimes, usually Mondays like today, he clings onto me and everything else -- his car seat, the couch, even the garbage can at home (!) saying he wants to stay here. The thing is, I SOOO understand where he's coming from. He's only a little guy! I'm all grown up and some days I feel the same way about work! It's hard to have to keep telling him, "Sometimes we have to do things we don't like to do."
In many ways, I wish he'd been with me at home all his life so at this point, he'd be super-excited to go to preschool... instead of having gone to 'school' all his life, and having a mental block against it already. I wonder if it's going to affect how he feels about REAL school once he's there? I hope not. I always liked learning and school, for the most part, and I think that helped me be a good student. I worry.