Thursday, May 22, 2008

Stuff

My guy with Mrs. S

There is almost no way to explain the myriad of emotions that this one day has held for me.  I am over-stimulated, over-tired, over-wrought, and full of thoughts that I can't stop.  Today was my fifth-grader's graduation, the last day of of our first year of public school, the (last minute) meeting for my youngest (and third child to receive "services") to determine eligibility and sign his IEP.  I was already on an emotional roller-coaster leaving these people who have been in our lives for 9 months, then we finally got the test results back from #4  and that started a whole new journey.  I knew he was smart, had issues with getting his thought down, and was lagging in reading.  What I didn't know was that he is more than just "smart", but way behind in written expression.  Also, his reading although on grade level, is considered a gap because of his intelligence.  So, we start the rushed, souped-up version of an eligibility meeting and IEP in one.  There is only so much I can say about this, but just know that I am trying not to hash it over any more than is necessary. 

So we start the summer.  And more than ever before, I am faced with keeping them (and me) sane all day, keeping them focused on some chores (these have really fallen behind during the school year), and keeping them stimulated mentally.  So, let's see how we live up to that TALL ORDER!!

I am also taking deep breaths, thinking of bubble baths, naps and mostly trying to enjoy my time with them.   Sigh.......

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Hey, you made it through the first year. It can only get easier, right? I love that picture of him.

Hope the IEP went well.

Ms_Angel said...

Well it has been a full week. Do you think you still have your sanity?

rosegirl said...

Did I EVER have my sanity? With four kids and a full life, I have to be a little crazy!!! Thanks for asking, though.

friend S said...

Great blog rose girl.