First Day of School
Aidan did two fabulous things for me this morning before school. First, he smiled when I woke him at 5:45. While I was smiling on the outside, I assure you that’s not what I was doing on the inside. The other great thing he did was smile for Maya. Maya’s mom made a video of her speaking and signing so her teachers would know what she’s saying as she’s starting school for the first time. I watched the video and was thoroughly impressed by how much Maya has learned. Aidan usually fusses at me for being on the computer but he started listening as well, and then he smiled, “Hello, Maya. Does your Mommy spend too much time on the computer too?”
Then we got a call saying the bus would be late because they forgot to put Aidan’s wheelchair on it. I’m ok with that and I appreciated the call. But then, 50 minutes and lots of crying later (Aidan’s externally and mine internally) I felt the need to check in with transportation. They were five minutes away. It was a logistical error, no one’s fault really, first day of school mishaps. I’m still basically fine with that, except that it’s a reminder. The need to communicate clearly and probably constantly has begun. Fortunately I can do that calmly and respectfully even without coffee.