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O, the Kindergartener September 8, 2010

Posted by caizooka in autism, autism parenting.
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Oh, our sweet O started Kindergarten this morning. Happy to report that there were more smiles than tears! After getting the oldest and youngest off to school by 8:15, it was time to focus on O. At 9, we were waiting for the bus. Darn. The bus never came! You know how the first day of school is for transportation. I’m sure that it’ll be sorted out soon. But, try telling an autistic child that on the first day of Kindergarten! At first he was completely inflexible and stomping his feet. Then, all of a sudden, he said, ‘Ok, we can go in Mommy’s car today, but tomorrow we are going on the bus, Okay, Dad” Whew. Crisis averted. Mommy, Daddy, and O got in the car, went to the school, got to the classroom. Everything still going smoothly! We found his desk, put his things in his locker. There are 5 kids in his class. Very, very cute kids. The teacher is fabulous and O is very responsive to her voice. I was introducing O to the little boy sitting to his left. O crossed his arms and said, ‘humpf’. Majorly over exaggerated frown. His tone told me that either he was going to hit someone or hug someone. His body language basically put an exclamation point on the situation. I took a visual inventory of the little boy to his left. (you know when you rent a car you have a once over to see if there are any dents, parts missing, etc…kinda like that) Made a mental note that he did have a gash on his right cheek. So, when I pick O up later, I’ll know that wasn’t caused by him! The 2nd bell ran and we told him that was the bell for the mommies and daddies to leave the room. He looked fine when we left. After partaking in the parent coffee in the lunch room, we swung back the room to have a peek. The teacher was getting the kids to sit down on their carpets for circle time. O was walking around the room. Of course I tell Peter, ‘Oh, no…O’swalking around the room!’ Peter responds, ‘hey, he is not screaming at the top of his lungs…that is successful’. So, it seems that our new parenting standard has been reset. Again. We just keep on lowering our standards 😉 Just kidding. Can’t wait to hear how his day went!

Oh…and a big, huge THANK YOU to our wonderfully kind yard waste collector, Rodney…who (yet again) realized that we forgot to take our yard waste and trash out and took them out for us. It certainly does take a village!

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1. Mom - September 8, 2010

What a milestone in your lives! A very successful start to his year. The “darn” bus had better come tomorrow morning! Funny about the gash on the cheek – your humor always makes me laugh! Mom

2. Monica - September 9, 2010

I love this!

3. Cass - September 9, 2010

Hooray!

4. Fouad - September 11, 2010

Oliver is fine and sensitive kid, he will do fine. just need to be understandable


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