-Friday, May 11, 20112, 8:30am. I had a meeting with the director of special education. I was asking for a one-on-one aide for Asa next school year. I'm concerned that he will have many more panic attacks, over heating episodes and general sickness without someone watching for warning signs that he needs to rest. The schoolth is old and hot, he works himself to exhaustion and he'll be going full days making him more tired and easily overstimulated and episode prone. He also needs a lot of physical help just getting around the room and school. On one hand I don't want someone hovering because Asa will take advantage of that but on the other hand being 1 of 10 kids with a teacher and aide, he's bound to require a lot of time and attention. So I made my presentation for him an aide. I felt like I was listened to and that she was concerned. The end result was that there will be an extra aide at the school next year anyway. This aide will be introduced to Asa and spend time with him to get comfortable with him and him with her. She will not be Asa's aide but an extra pair of hands at the school. I think this will be a great compromise and if it doesn't work out the director will know who I am the next time I visit!
I think the aide will work out because Asa does tend to take the easy way out and use people. If he had a person sitting beside him all day he'd probably never move, just squeal and point! I'm not too concerned that she won't be in his room full time either. Asa has a way of getting people to do what he wants them to do. In his class now there is almost always a floating aide or a volunteer who is at his side. He just has a way of getting people to help him out. I predict he'll do the same next year. We will be revisiting the situation after he starts school and we see his class assignment and test the waters. As a wise woman once said, this is my rest between contractions! I'll adjust my fight as labor begins in August!
-Friday, May 11, 2012, 10am-3pm-I got to help out at Gracie and Cade's Spring Bash at school. They had water slides, bouncy houses, inflatable slides, big tricycles, lots of fun. I just watched the first part of the day but I helped in the concessions the second half. I really loved being there! Before Asa was born I did all the field trips and fun school days. I really thought I'd be a permanent fixture once Gracie started kindergarten but we had Asa instead! As one teacher said, God had other plans for me! Yes He did but I miss the school stuff!
-Saturday, May 12 2012, 11am- We have some foxes that have a den in the woods beside our house. We've enjoyed watching them play and roam. Saturday morning I found one of the baby foxes dead near the road. At least I thought it was dead! We brought it back to the shed but it was very hurt. Late Sunday it roused up and we took it to the tree line where we saw them play mostly. The Moma came after him and helped him back to the woods. This afternoon the buzzards started flying around so barry went to check and he was dead. At least he died near his Moma and not beside the road!
-Sunday, May 13 2012-Mother's Day! They didint know it but I celebrated Mother's Day last weekend! Last Saturday anna kept Asa so we could go to Gracie's early, but hot, ball game. After the game barry kept Asa so that Anna and I could go for a girls day....Gracie didn't want to join us. We had fun window shopping. Well, Anna had fun and I like to see her have fun so it was all good! I'd rather bond over a nice long nap but that's not up her alley! Then last Sunday after church I went to a shower and got home just in time to go see Courageous playing at church! It was a weekend of barely even changing a diaper, making a cup, doing meds or other Asa chores. I was around him long enough for hugs, kisses, bedtime snuggles, fun stuff and that's about it! That is a great Mother's Day to me! Keep the flowers, jewelry, candy and cards. Give me a day of no responsibilities and plenty of naps and I'm spoiled rotten! They just did it a weekend earlier than the calendar says!
I still got plenty spoiled the official holiday too. Moma helped them sneak and get me a bracelet I had seen and wanted. I was very surprised!!! I also got a nap. Best of all I got to cook lunch for my Moma and Barry's Moma. My Moma cooks lunch for us every single Sunday! Most times there are 16 folks there! This Sunday I cooked. I even made a new desert.....a Tomboy cake. I cheated on my version but it was yummy! I'll do pics later this is just bullet points remember?!!
I think that about catches us up.....minus pics from the weekend but I'll do a seperate picture dumping post later! :-)