Yesterday, Theo's school held a meeting about the transition to k....the transition to kin...I can't say it. Kkkkkkkk. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkiiiiiiiiiiii. Kindergarten! There, I said it.
In my years of watching Joe photograph 5 year olds at various events and shoots, I have heard this conversation many times:
"How old are you?"
"Oh, so what grade are you in?"
(Joe gasps) "You go to school in a garden??"
At this point kid reacts one of two ways:
1. (laughs) "Nooooooooooooooooooo!"
2. (doesn't get it)"No.."
And now here we are, almost at that time with our own big boy. I know this is the universal emotional time for parents, and I'm not saying anything new.
So, back to the meeting. It was a big meeting for all the parents, not a personal one, so Joe attended the meeting for both of us since I couldn't miss work for both that and the ultrasound.
And he took really cute, thorough notes, complete with doodles. :)
The good news is, we're on track with everything we're supposed to be doing. Theo was evaluated in January, and we have a big meeting with various people in March, where he'll be "classified" (ugh) and we'll choose which model is the most appropropriate for him. It will definitely be special ed, but there are different models: 12 kids, 8, or 6 in a class, for instance. Then Joe and I visit schools and observe the models, and we pick something we all agree on and register.
Feb. 19 we have an appointment with a fancy neurologist at a fancy clinic in Staten Island (they actually provide a car for this!).
So lots of nervewracking but necessary stuff going on. And Theo keeps a smile plastered on his face through it all!