I went in for Nathan’s initial IEP meeting for Kindergarten on Thursday. He had been quite ill the night before & I didn’t want him going to school in the morning. He quietly insisted he was going. I said no. I called the bus driver & asked him not to come to our house.
He insisted he was going to school. I gave him some Motrin & 45 minutes later, I loaded him up in the van & drove him to school. He was vey pale, but I figured since I had to go in at 11:30, I might as well let him give it a try.
In the IEP meeting, I found out that he was the helper on Thursday & he must have known that. He LIVES for being the helper. Also, my son is kind, polite, calm (NOT hyper), listens well, follows directions, particpates in class activities….. Who is this child and what have they done with MY son??? Seriously, I told them we were trying to keep him off meds as long as possible, & the teachers looked at me blankly. “Medication, for what? ” asks the K teacher. The Principal supplied that we’d tested for ADHD. The teachers could not believe it, based on current behaviour.
Seriously. Who is this child? I want him to move to my house. Like. Right. Now.
At school he is not anxious. (WTF??) At school he imitates the other children. (This child couldn’t imitate as a baby, toddler, pre-schooler) At school he puts on his own shoes with a shoe horn & is learning to manage his coat. If it wasn’t for boots & crocs, my kid would be barefoot. Forget about the coat.
At school he uses scissors, real scissors. Not the loop style that he has finally managed to operate well. At school, he doesn’t get frustrated & throw fits. Seriously. Send THAT child home on the bus. I want to meet him. Hell, I want to be a stay-at-home-mommy with him.