Another Year Gone
It occured to me as I walked up to the school building with a batch of cookies for the teachers, that this would be my very last time here. Aidan is moving up to the next school. Eighth grade is housed at our district high school. Aidan is my youngest so there will be no more elementary school or middle school for me. It’s another milestone of moving on.
I’m not quite sure I’m ready. It makes me think too much about how grown up my boys are. Liam has already started to remind me that he only has three more years until he leaves me for college. Mostly he does that to see my sad face. And Aidan has had such an excellent experience with his current team that it makes change even harder.
In this school building, by this team of dedicated and fabulous professionals, Aidan was cared for, included, challenged, and celebrated.
So instead of dwelling on this too much, let me instead share some end of the year moments with you.
First, Aidan had career day. I was going to dress him up as a Little Professor since he teaches at Yale and University of New Enlgand. It’s basically a second job for him in addition to being a student. But then I put the question out to Facebook friends about what Aidan should be for career day (which is why you really should friend us on FB) and since they were so unbelievably incredibly spot on, I changed my plans at the very last minute……
I give you Mr. Aidan the Driving Instructor
Second, Aidan attended several of Liam’s track meets. Liam ran “Mo Farah” fast each time achieving a personal best. However, we had to teach Aidan not to startle every time the gun went off. Garreth loved playing teacher here.
I give you Mr. Aidan the great cheering brother (it’s a video so subscribers need to click here.)
Next I give you Aidan the Special Olympian being celebrated by his classmates
Finally, this is a video that Aidan made in school. Yes, he chose what he wanted to write about, glued the pictures in the book, and then set it to music. How? With the help of his wonderful teachers who have creative ideas like this! Now you see why it’s so hard for me to think about him moving to a new school? On the other hand, Aidan appears to feel the need to communicate that he’s afraid of bears so perhaps it is time to move on.
I give you Aidan’s Big Adventure.
And now I’m off to have an Oh my gosh our kids are growing up so fast lunch outside on the docks with a friend and a Guiness.
P.S. This is Aidan at the end of his school day:
P.P.S I’ve already received a few emails from my boys’ teachers saying it has been a priviledge working with them. Be still my heart.