Last Friday, was a very important day in our lives. Daddy was working from home, so he was able to join me and Isabelle at the reception induction meeting. I was quite nervous, as I knew there would be a lot of information and also the groups they would be going to revealed.
Isabelle and all the other children were left with their future teachers, while all the parents were gathering in the school hall. After we got our seats with daddy, I went to get our information pack. There were 4 groups, Isabelle was in the last group with a seashell on it. I was eagerly looking for her best friend's name to be in the same group. It wasn't! I found one of her very good friend's name there and also the name of the girl I was mentioning in a post not long ago... I was in tears. Well, what can I do? I went back to daddy and told him. He kind of didn't say anything. Later on, Isabelle's best friend's mum sat next to me and I told her the girls wouldn't be in the same group. She didn't look happy either, but we kind of didn't know what to do about it. It's not that Isabelle plays only with her best friend, they are 4 girls always playing together, and now, one of them is left out, Isabelle's best friend.
When we picked Isabelle up from the reception class, she was keen to find out her group. When I told her she wasn't in the same group as her best friend, she told me she would throw the paper in the rubbish bin and that she wanted to be in the same group as her best friend. I was in tears and kind of didn't know what to say. I was trying to explain she would still be with her other friends and that we would be seeing her best friend after school anyway, but she was devastated and cried and cried.
That afternoon she slept for a long time and was very unhappy. Daddy and me agreed we wouldn't be asking the teachers to move them together, as it should make Isabelle stronger and also give her more opportunities to play and learn with other children. Was that what you would do? Have we done the right thing? Should we go and talk to the teachers? Would you?