Well, the time has come. The time a lot of parents dread. The first day of school! Not that we don’t want our kids to learn and become socialized, it’s just ( for me anyway) we’re going to miss them! For the past 3 years, it’s been Dex and me. When dad’s at work, mom and dex head to therapy where I ( mom) can sit in and watch. In school, I can’t be there to hold his hand and give him kisses. But, you know what? We are so incredibly thankful for the opportunity to go!
Yesterday was Declan’s first day. He attends a pre-school for kid’s with all types of special needs and it’s going to help him thrive! It’s through our school district ( which we love ) and he will be there for 2 years until he starts kindergarten. We knew after he had his IEP the Lord put us in the right place. Even his therapists had nothing but great things to say about his new school.
I’ll admit, it was really hard to let him go but his teachers are pretty amazing and I felt relieved and also confident in our son. The days will be long for Dex. He will attend school 5 days a week for about 3 and a half hours a day along with his daily therapies. Today, his second day, he was quite exhausted. I’m writing this around 8:15pm and he’s already out for the night. It will take some getting used to. Also, since Dex has low muscle tone and bell shaped ribs, his little body has to work twice as hard as some typical kids andbecomes very tired quickly. I know being in school will help build his stamina and he will become stronger.
Here are a few snap shots from the beginning of this exciting new adventure!
Dad made Mickey Mouse pancakes for our first day of school Breakfast. Dex was super excited and ate them both! ( Do you see that fork holding?!! Good job buddy )
We were a little early for drop off so we waited around a bit for his teacher and all of his new friends.
I had lots of fun preparing his lunch for his first day. These Planet Boxes are perfect for toddlers
Here’s a picture from today, day two. It was a bit harder to say, see you later for him but after a while he was great.
All in all we are so thankful to the Lord for allowing us to experience this. Praying for many years of great reports and super happy smiles from our little school kid.
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