Filed under Kindergarten

The Dreaded Phone Call: Part 2

Being the parent of a kid with autism, every time your phone rings, your heart skips a beat or two and you hold you breath…always thinking the worse. While I was out running errands the day before Father’s Day, the dreaded phone call happened. Only this time it wasn’t Theo, it was Olena. And, yup, … Continue reading

Movin On Up

Well, this is the last official week of kindergarten for Gretchen and Olena. They still get their shoes mixed up and on the wrong feet. (OK. That’s mostly Gretchen although Olena tried to wear two different sneakers this morning. Yup, the secret is out!!) We still nail the tying of the shoes…only to have a … Continue reading

He said HELLO

Quick post from this mama: and it’s about another little boy who rides the bus with Theodore. He is a handsome little thing and most days you’d never even know he was theres aside from his saying an enthusiastic “Theo” when my boy gets on the bus. Today, was a first for me and Theo’s … Continue reading

Celebrate My Gretchie!

Short and sweet post my friends. Since she’s tested so well and made vast improvements since September, I am very happy to report that Gretchen will no longer be needing Physical Therapy! She’s no longer a 504 kiddo. I am incredibly proud of how hard she worked and is working. She never let her small … Continue reading

Hottest Ticket in Town

I’ve been to plenty of concerts and the anticipation for this one was no different. I was going to see my favorite performers and I was nervous! Pulling up to the venue I noticed that parking for the 1 p.m. concert was at a premium. Crowds were gathering…all walks of life, kids big and small, all … Continue reading

Weekend Thoughts

So here’s what I learned since I last wrote… A phone call to Aunt Janet after Olena’s last meltdown has made a difference already. Some strategies have been put in place and while we are not meltdown free, we seem to be handling these situations a little better. First, these kids are tired. While they … Continue reading

I Hate Mornings

My kiddos are in Kindergarten. With that, comes the, dreaded…morning routine from HELL!!!Why, you ask, is it so hard to get three 5-year-olds out the door each day? Even after doing this for a year?? How can that be? The house is chaos from the time we get up until Theo’s bus comes (he get’s … Continue reading

Back to School: Kindergarten 2012-13

Last time I posted was back in July. July 6 I believe… And now, we’re back to school. New teachers, new daycare, and new bus (for Theodore at least)… Short but sweet update: the first 2 full school days are under our collective belts and, hate to jinx things, but things went very well. Since … Continue reading