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Case in point:
We are now in our third week of going to school, and I must say that week number two was a toughie. Tough on you because all of a sudden this school thing was REAL, tough on your teachers because you were upset a lot, and tough on me because I hate seeing you get upset. I didn't think we were going to make it. But here we are at week three, and I think we're getting it. You have had two great days, and I have to honestly admit that I owe it to Caillou. Yes, that cartoon character that I blasted just one post ago has revolutionized going to school for you. Last weekend was Labor Day weekend, so we spent those three days being lazy and playing around our house and watching a bit of Caillou every now and then. I realized that he spends a lot of time at play-school, and the wheels started turning. "Look Ian! Caillou goes to school just like YOU!" We pointed out similarities in his day, how Mommy drops him off and picks him up, but most importantly, we pointed out that Caillou didn't cry at school; he was too busy having fun! It worked. Yesterday, which was the first day of school for the week after the long weekend (which I expected to be really rough) you had a GREAT day! Miss Karen and Miss Laura were so excited to see a happy little you, and Mommy was just plain relieved. And when I saw you at lunch, I commented on what a good day you had! You were such a big boy! Your response: "Just like Caillou!"
Apparently making the connection between the school day of your little cartoon hero and how it's like yours really worked. And in this case, I will take it. Caillou may annoy the holy mess out of me, but I have to give him credit for helping you see that school really is a cool place where you can have a ton of fun. Today was just like yesterday, so I am so happy to say that I think we may be getting the hang of this school thing. All thanks to Caillou.
Now if I could find a cartoon that shows the characters picking up their toys...