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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Flaming Backpack

Tomorrow I have a list of things I have to get to. I have to stop at the pediatrician's office for shot records, take Christian to his first day of preschool, make a few phone calls, and take Lola to ISR.

Did you catch that?

Christian is going to his first day of school tomorrow.

Christian is going to his first day of school tomorrow.


Can you believe it? 'Cause I certainly can not!

Last Thursday we were scheduled to meet with his new teacher (which is a different teacher than I originally met on our tour, and it is kind of disappointing because she was such a big reason we felt comfortable there, but I digress) and when we got there we were met with a team of people. The principle, the assistant principle, the PT, the school transition specialists, and, of course, the new teacher met us. I am continuously impressed by their interest in Christian and their wanting to get to know him and what he likes and doesn't like. They take notes and ask questions. They ask about equipment he might need and they're supportive of making this the best environment possible for Christian to thrive.

So like the overBEARing Mama Bear that I am, I will be spending the first day with him in his new school so I can see what he'll be doing every day and so I can show everyone what he likes and what he doesn't. I am his voice so I have to tell them for him that he may not like loud noises or bright lights. Christian's dad laughed at me but I don't care. I want to see his class in action for myself before I just leave him there.

Now, this is only the first in many baby steps made toward possibly transitioning to the main special needs classroom (we'll see how it goes). He'll only go three times a week for about 2 1/2 hours a day and during this time he'll get some PT, OT, music, speech, and sensory stuff mixed in with the regular curriculum.

So my boy has a new haircut and a new backpack with red flames on it. Because he's on fi-ah! Okay, that was corny but I'm just so excited.

To be honest, I'm so excited because this experience - sending my baby boy to his first day of preschool with a fresh haircut and new flaming backpack - is a gift. And I am overjoyed to receive it.

Speaking of a gift...look what came in the mail!

It's a bib from Hip Violet we won during Cici's last auction and it's made extra large for when big boys like Christian get the droolies. They're customized and so well made. I got to pick the print of the bib and the applique and since I believe Christian can go to infinity and beyond, a rocket and space theme was perfect and mighty stylish if I do say so myself. Check 'em out! They make some pretty cute stuff.

So here we go...first day of you think I'll cry? Probably not tomorrow because I'm not leaving. But the next day all bets are off.


HesterFamily said...

I hope Christian has a wonderful time at preschool! I feel you momma - I cry at the thought of next week :( My husband thinks I'm insane, but it's a huge change and I'm not completely ready for it. Since Cadence will be with older kids too, I worry that they'll be mean to him or make fun of him because of how he talks (or the lack there of) or because he's in diapers, or a million other things. He's so oblivious to all that that I don't really think it'll bother him at all, but I don't want it to happen. And I don't want him to be scared or worry about where he is. I'm excited - it's totally where he needs to be and he'll get his therapies every day, but I'm thinking I may need some therapy to deal with it! I'll blame it on the hormones :-) I CANNOT wait to hear how it goes!!

ferfischer said...

LOVE the bib! She's great, isn't she? I thought it looked like a Hip Violet bib when I saw the pic! The first day I took Cici to Kidstreet I stayed for the whole day too - and for a few days after that! I think she she starts preschool this year (she and Christian are in the same grade!!!) I'll probably be able to drop her off, but we'll see! Actually, I take that back. I'll probably stay. :)

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