My Facebook status update on Monday
“Text from Diego’s teacher about his day today
‘Shivon!!!! He did amazing!!!!! Made a friend and played soccer at recess!!!!’. Ummmmm my baby kicked ass today and today I am going to celebrate this victory and not worry about tomorrow. =)”
Diego’s first was more than I could have ever imagined. I would have been fine if he made it through the day without completely melting down. But my amazing little boy not only DID NOT melt down, but he played soccer at recess WITH OTHER KIDS and even kind of made a friend. He also did phenomenal at the after school program. I allowed myself to enjoy they accomplishment that day, and did not allow myself to worry about Day #2.
While Day #2 wasn’t as fantastic as Day #1, he still did not melt down. I asked him how recess went and he told me that he played soccer for a “little while” and then walked around gathering leaves because he needed “some time alone.”
My little old man.
He also had a hard time with the after school pep rally. He told me that his ear plugs were hard for him to put in by himself , but that he “made it through.” I will talk to the after school teacher about helping him with his ear plugs next time.
After school and homework have been a bit of a challenge as his threshold for everything is significantly lower. I assumed this would happen. I think it is hard for D keep it together all day at school and home is safe for him, which loosely translates in to tantrum city. I have been managing it ok, but I would be lying if I didn’t say it is exhausting.
I am stressed and tired…lol….not unlike any mother to special kids like ours.
I am meeting with the new school psych this afternoon to discuss Diego’s upcoming assessment. These damn assesments always make me nervous.
So I am trying to breathe and wait to worry until it is all said and done.
Ha! Wish me luck with that =)