I make glib but it was again another banner day in Ryanland.
Met with the teacher, the assistant teacher, and the behavioral consultant for his fragmented IEP meeting that only happened with the behavioral therapist and the new special ed liason last week, we were still missing the special ed person who was responsible for Ryan’s FBA so we have to meet again. His classroom teacher this year is not my favorite. She scolded me on Ryan’s behavior in class, him putting his feet on the desk, and non compliance in the classroom. I love when teachers scold me on my kids behavior. It makes me want to stand up and SCREAM, do you really think I want to live like this, because you scolding me does nothing to help my kid in your class.
I then met with the nurse and the school counselor about Aaron’s 504 plan. We discussed him sitting alone at lunch and how that is not working for anyone. We discussed the changes I wanted to the plan and I rolled.
I came home cooked dinner, got a load of laundry in, and I went upstairs and pulled the covers up to my nose and I hate to admit it but I watched really bad TV and dozed for two hours. I never ever ever ever do that and I have been feeling like I never recovered from my long weekend of work and not sleeping enough.
Then I went to school. I met Ryan at his class. The teacher was there yelling at me again that Ryan was putting his feet in his desk FIVE TIMES, FIVE TIME MOM. Again I wanted to say, yeah I know, what do you want me to do about this? I then checked Ryan’s bag for his homework and I sent him off to choir. Aaron and I sat in the library reading books and doing his homework. I have come to enjoy that time with Aaron.
Suddenly Ryan appeared. He was not doing well in choir and telling the choir teacher he didn’t care if he was kicked out, although I know different. By the time Ryan saw me he was in tears. Of course, the music teacher who I adore, called me. He felt That Ryan being one of the youngest kids in the choir who has an IEP is a hard thing for everyone to handle. He didn’t want to dissuade Ryan from choir but he thought he was not ready for all it entails. His suggestion is that he is going to miss the recording session and we are going to take the performances on a case by case basis. He will still be in the Thanksgiving parade but I am going to chaperone for the rehearsal and the parade itself acting as Ryan’s shadow. I like that he is not totally kicked out.
Good thing we don’t have swim team today. I am not sure I could survive it.