Friday, January 4, 2013

IEP Fear

Guess who has their very first IEP meeting on Monday?

Guess who accidentally switched out the paperwork that needs to be filled out first with a pile of scrap paper? #Bigoops #Momoftheyear

Guess who's nervous about visiting the EEE classroom at Addison's new school? #Sonewatallofthis

Guess who's terrified of Addison leaving our little nest here at home into the big bad world of education and really being different for the first time? #Labelsforschool

Guess who's going to be a sad little boy when he has to leave Addison behind two mornings a week?

Guess who has to run around town today figuring out a way to make the paperwork mistake disappear?

Guess who is such a big girl and is totally ready for the responsibility of going to school part-time? #She'ssosmart

Those of you who have done this transition already, please tell me the fear of it is more difficult to handle than the actual event.

My newness at being a special needs mom outside the four walls of my house is about to be very apparent. #yikes


3 comments:

  1. Mama Bear, the fear is worse than the actual event. It is also harder on us mamas than it is on the kiddo. I freaked out about Ellie going to school every day. She loves it. She fought the bus for the first 4 days and I sobbed and sobbed. After those first 4 days she started to sign bus and scream "yeah oh yeah, yay!" It is winter break and she still goes for her backpack and signs bus. The IEP went okay too. I was nervous and paranoid. I did tons of research, brought in reports from every therapist and doctors. They were not necessary. I have been told that the first IEP is the easiest. I don't know if that is true or not but it really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Good luck, mama bear!

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  2. Oh Deanne. Yes without doubt it is harder on the mommy then it is on the littly. So many questions race through the mom's head about how their little one fit in, find friends, communicate, but they do. Flynn (my 5 year old with Ds) has just finished 3 years of preschool and on his final day there was not a dry eye from his teachers or his friends. I truly saw how much he belonged and how much he was valued, it was beautiful. We have big school at the end of this month and I won't say I'm not a little nervous, but even more I am excited for him. He is ready. Good luck, I'm sure you will help Addison shine. Cheers Hannah

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  3. Oh Deanne. Yes without doubt it is harder on the mommy then it is on the littly. So many questions race through the mom's head about how their little one fit in, find friends, communicate, but they do. Flynn (my 5 year old with Ds) has just finished 3 years of preschool and on his final day there was not a dry eye from his teachers or his friends. I truly saw how much he belonged and how much he was valued, it was beautiful. We have big school at the end of this month and I won't say I'm not a little nervous, but even more I am excited for him. He is ready. Good luck, I'm sure you will help Addison shine. Cheers Hannah

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