Friday, April 11, 2008

School Issues

Sorry if I get a little worked up, but it is to be expected when my kid is involved. She is adjusting well and much quicker to school then I could have hoped. They have a field trip coming up and I was told that she couldn't go unless I attended, because she has a tendency to scream. I thought that was a reasonable request and offered to attend with the class,but my efforts were shot down. I really got the feeling that the teacher didn't want to bring her at all, even if I did go. They are going to several different businesses in town. The only one I think Tru would enjoy would be the fire dept. I had originally told them that I would keep her home with me that day. (I am sure I could walk into the fire dept. and they would give us a tour anytime, so I wasn't worried about her missing out.) Then I come to find out that another little boy in her class wasn't invited to attend without his mother either. That other little boy is the only other special needs child in Tru's class. Last year he wasn't invited to attend either,they told him he could go this year. I felt dayjavue cause that's exactly what they told me, "Tru will have two more chances to go".I believed that, but I know that I can't attend next year cause I will be working whereas I am not working this year. It almost makes me believe that they are discriminating against the special needs children. They know these children need special attention and require some help, so why aren't they making it available and why are my attempts to help being shot down? I am volunteering at the school book fair on Mon. and Tues. so I am going to ask around about the principal and superintendent and she how others preceive them before I decide excatly how the matter will be handled. I won't forget about it, but I don't intend to be backed into any more corners by any bullies.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A break from the gloomy weather

FINALLY, a nice day. Tru throughly enjoyed it. She rode her little Dora 4-wheeler around the yard for a half hour. Thank goodness we have a big yard. I even got to work in my flower bed a little. The sun was shining and there wasn't a cold breeze. Tru got tired of riding her 4-wheeler when I kept steering her toward the house. She slide off and started walking around in the yard. We walked up the gravel road a little and I made her turn around. I would have walked farther but I forgot the wagon and didn't want to have to carry her back too far. On the way back up the road she kept sitting down and looking back down the other way. I ended up carrying her most of the way back to the house. She got distracted by Daddy's junk that was piled up under the leanto and started going through stuff. I steer her toward her toys but she kept going back under the leanto. That's when I realized that she was trying to get to the swing that isn't set up yet. Well she just didn't understand that it was too heavy for Mommy to set up, and became irate. That's when I figured it was time for a nap and took her in. I gave her a cup and helped her take off her shoes. She crawled right up in bed and laid her head on the pillow. She was out in no time and it's no wonder. It's been a busy day for the both of us. I helped her draw a picture after she fed herself. Then we played with the ball, spinner, and blocks. She painted the picture, with lots of assistance and singing silly songs. Then I cleaned up while she watched Dora. She got bored with that easily and kept going to the door, so that's when we went outside. And now more than half the day is gone, but it was well spent. Well since Tru is napping and the cleaning is done, I have to go feed the ducks and fill up their water. No rest until I'm dead.