— Tony Kushner
We had Boy Wonder's Annual IEP review. His placement has changed from Preschool with a Disability to Autism. He will be in a self contained classroom next year for "Kindergarteners and First Graders."
While I'm glad he has made enough progress to move ahead, the lack of development grows all the more apparent. Sweet Baby Girl is surpassing him weekly. The DIVA is a runaway freight train so far down the track ahead of him. I know it does me no good to compare my kids. It's not a luxury I often allow myself. But for a few minutes I'll wallow in it. I thought we'd be farther along by now but we aren't.
The school year is almost over. BW will be attending Extended School Year. But I'm dreading the fall already. Why? Our town hands out lawn signs for all the kids starting Kindergarten. It says "School # 2 welcomes you to Kindergarten." This is not a Kindergarten I ever imagined.
But I'm not alone. Alot of us are feeling this way after IEP season. It's disappointment and heartbreak for now but the hope and joy will come back around.