Let me just say… I’m a working Mom okay. My hubby, he’s the Stay at home awesome Dad. I know if I’m ready for the kids to go back to school, that my hubby is ready too! In fact I am well aware of how we both are ready for them to go back. First day is Thursday!! 🙂 WOOT WOOT!
My oldest is going in to 5th, youngest 1st. 🙂 I think we spaced them out so they will never go to the same school at the same time. At least not in our district… we have a weird system …that’s a whole other blog post.
Anyway we went and met Little Man’s teacher last night. As you know he is autistic, with ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). All summer all he’s been talking about is going back to school. I tried to prep him that he wouldn’t be in the same class, would have a different teacher….but last night before we left he broke down crying that he didn’t want to do a new class. That he wanted his old teacher. 😦 It was so sad. I kinda pumped up 1st grade, told him how he would still see certain people and how just because his old teacher isn’t his teacher now, doesn’t mean he can’t say hi to her when he’s out on the playground or in the halls. He was okay with that…so off we went to meet the teacher. A BRAND NEW TEACHER… not for Little Man but for the whole district. Now I’m not saying he is too hard to handle, it’s been done, but he takes a little extra special care sometimes. So I take him in, he says hi… in his way, the way he does… not looking at you…and every answer is “I don’t know”. Which usually means he isn’t comfortable. We looked at the room, talked to his teacher some more, and unload his amazing Paw Patrol Backpack (His current favorite) and spent some time in the classroom. Hubby is taking him back today… for a 30 min meeting with Mrs J so they can get to know each other better. 🙂 I suggested she talk to his teacher from last year so they can pow-wow about Little Man and his quirks.
Tonight we have a meet & greet (5th grade orientation) for our Big Man… I can’t believe he is in 5th Grade already! 5th GRADE – Do you know what that means? 5th Grade Camp! The guess what?! MIDDLE SCHOOL next year! He can’t wait to see who’s in his class. I love that we live in a little town, and that the boys have been in the same district their whole school career. That was something that I told myself when we decided to have kids…was that we wouldn’t move districts once they started school. Luckily we live in an amazing school district!
School starts Thursday – in between now and then hubby is taking Little Man to meet his teacher, both boys to the dentist, I take Big Man to meet his teacher, then tomorrow both therapy, and then SCHOOL!!!! Happy Back to School People!