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Friday, August 17, 2012

1st week of school

Knock on wood we got through the first week of all 4 children in school all day. It was not without it's bumps in the road.

•It took 4 days to get LM on the correct bus.
• I got a phone call from a very concerned secretary that MM was only going to get cereal today because his balance isn't correct- somehow his free lunch got screwed up.
• 5 minutes before arrive to school in a downpour JB decided to tell me she had diarrhea. I did not handle this very well. She did not poop for the next 12 hours. When she did she came and I got me and I confirmed that her idea of diarrhea and mine are not the same.
• I had no less than 4 meetings for the kids this week. 3 on Thursday. 1 was a team meeting. Let's just say the idea of putting your children's needs is still something Mom needs to work on and she was basically ignoring us when we left the meeting. (Next weeks co-parenting family therapy session should be real interesting.)
• LM was put in the ESL language arts and literacy class instead of the mainstream class I expected her to be in. When her teacher called and told me there were only 11 kids in her class and that she herself was a foster/adoptive parent for the last 17 years I decided she would stay. I then offered to connect her to our on-line support community. :) I think she was also pleased to be speaking to another parent who knew what Rad was and understood that parenting traumatized children is different. Honestly, when she said she was a foster parent I didn't care what else she had to say. I just want LM to have people at school to support her.

1 comment:

  1. Can't believe you for a foster parent teacher for Little Mama! How GREAT is that!? Hoping this is the start of an awesome school year for her.

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