Wednesday, March 21, 2012

First day...

Jackson's first day went pretty much how I thought it would.  :)  Eliza and I dropped him off and literally ran out of the room.  We hung out in Riverton while he was in class because I was expecting a call any minute telling me to come rescue the teachers from him.  So while we waited we had a good time shopping and worrying.  We got back to his school with about 10 minutes to kill which we spent hiding from the classroom door so he wouldn't see us.  But let me tell you, we HEARD him.  The poor kid was crying his eyes out, and from the sounds of it, he had been doing it for a long time.

When I talked to the teacher she said he didn't cry the "whole" time.  Yeah, that probably means when he had food in his mouth he didn't cry.  When I came into the room to get him he was on one of the teachers laps crying in between bites of cinnamon toast.  Big old tears and the kind of crying where they sort of inhale sharply every couple of seconds.  They told me not to worry...he was very typical for a first day.  I really hope he can adjust and know that I'm not abandoning him.  He needs to just enjoy it!!  It's so cute and the teachers are great!  We'll get there...

Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and advice!

Maybe I should send him with a package of bologna next time?  That seems to help...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Speech update

Jackson has been in speech therapy for 6 months.  He has done awesome!  When we started, one of the goals I set for him was for him to be able to say or sign at least 5 words.  Right now, he is saying at least 40 words.  He is not putting two words together yet but I can't believe how far he's come.  He is learning his colors also.  His speech therapist has helped him (and me) so much.  Since he is 2 1/2 now he can go to a toddler class at the child development center.  It's like a pre pre-school.  His first day is TOMORROW.  I am so nervous.  I know he's going to scream and cry the ENTIRE time.  I just know it.  He has major separation anxiety.  He'll probably like his class for about two seconds until he realizes I'm not there.  I already warned his teacher.  She said it's fine - lots of kids cry but eventually they get used to it.  Um, we'll see...  I KNOW this will be good for him if he can just get over his issues with being without mom or dad.  Who knows how long that will take but I'm sure the teacher is going to deserve a HUGE raise by the time that day comes.  Oh my word...she has no idea what she's in for.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Who knew there was a fishing pond like 10 minutes away??  It was perfect weather and the kids had a blast.  Too bad we're not as good at catching fish as seaweed and sticks.  Maybe next time!