Last month, I had a really rough day after George's teacher questioned and criticized my decision to remove him from her classroom in order to attend this other school. She left me reeling in anxiety and guilt. Well, it's gone!
George often "feeds" me questions he wants me to ask him. This was our conversation on the way home today:
George: "Did you have a good day at school?"
Mom: "George, did you have a good day at school?"
G: "Did you have a good time?"
M: "George, did you have a good time?"
(About 10 minutes later, when we were almost home):
G: "Did you have fun?"
M: "George, did you have fun???"
I think it's safe to say, he likes his new school! And, when we got home and I opened up his backpack, I found this:
His wonderful new school has given George a way to communicate. By "reading" these images to me, he can tell me what he did each day. For those of you that don't have kids with low communication skills, let me tell you, this is HUGE! I was just telling my mom this morning, after dropping George off, that I so wished he was able to tell me about his day. And now, he can.
I foresee a lot of changes this year. Big ones. Exciting ones. Changes that have this mommy's heart near to bursting with anticipation. Take a deep breath with me, it's going to be a wild ride!