Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Brilliant Disaster: Kindergarten Open House
It's the same kindergarten that all three of our daughters went to, so it was a lovely little trip down Memory Lane, at least until we took a wrong turn down Meltdown Alley. As a bonus, we took the scenic route along Adderall Is Wearing Off Trail.
Obviously, from there we turned directly onto the Early Bedtime So Mommy Doesn't Blow Her Stack Turnpike.
Actually, it all went pretty well, considering the Balloons of Doom outside. (None inside, thank goodness.) The girls got to see their old teachers, everyone got a special pencil, and I got the chance to mention to the principal that I'm looking forward to our IEP meeting being scheduled. (I know. I'm subtle that way.)
Done, indeed. Done demonstrating exactly how quickly he can go from seemingly fine to full-on freak-out. He may have just scored himself some extra services.
The Special Ed Coordinator nodded understandingly, commenting on how overwhelming the Open House can be and how great it is that his sisters can pick up on his cues. I picked him up and whisked the whole gang of us out of there.
Well, maybe "whisked" isn't the right word. We'd had to park a couple blocks away, it was humid, and I was sweating even before I had to carry him. So maybe more like "trudged." Whatever.