Back to School

I’ve been woefully remiss about blogging because it’s been a heck of a back to school/life/reality couple of weeks around here. So far T is hanging in there at his new school. It’s the longest we’ve lasted yet, and I have to say that I’m touched and encouraged by the level of care and commitment the school has put into helping him transition successfully. He’s had a few incidents of aggression and one dazzling escape attempt. I’ve spent every morning with my stomach in a knot, trying to not let the other moms see me tearing up behind by giant sunglasses as I drop him off at class. But he seems to be making friends and each day has gotten a tiny bit better. He’s a warrior, my son. He is so frightened and he’s doing it anyway. He should get a medal for how hard he’s trying. Instead, I’ve given him a brachiosaurus, some green goo, thirty-two g/f chocolate chip cookies and two wooden swords. Not all at once, of course.

Thanks to all my friends, bloggy and otherwise who have been rooting for us, sending love, inquiring after his progress. I sometimes wonder if people with fewer challenges get to really experience how much support surrounds them. I feel truly lucky today.

5 Responses to 'Back to School'

  1. Jeffrey Shriner says:

    So glad to hear T is making progress! He will work through this. Love Dad

  2. mindy says:

    Do you hear a ridiculous whooping and hollering coming from the east? That would be us. Go T go!

  3. Sharon says:

    I love that your FIL not only reads, but comments (first!). Loved your book, follow your blog. This Jewish Mama on LI is pulling for you and your family.

  4. Go, T!!! Pushing through scary times will shape him into a strong and courageous young man!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Way to go, T! We are rooting for you!

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