Thursday, June 21, 2007

Highlights at Home

Haven't really been updating much recently, and I know you faithful readers are just dying to know what's been going on. I've heard from a few of you that you've been trying to leave comments and blogger hasn't been cooperating. Could you please e-mail me if that has happened to you? I'm trying to figure out how widespread a problem this is. Thanks!

Anyway, just got back from the first storytime that I led. So much fun! The children's librarian at my local library had called me a few weeks ago to see if I would be willing to lead an infant/toddler storytime this summer for eight weeks. Uh, YEAH!!! I know I'm weird, but this is my idea of fun! And it was - I had a great time. Today is my day to myself (love having DH home for the summer) so I had a bunch of errands to run after the library. Only problem was that DH accidentally took BOTH sets of keys this morning when he left to take all three kids to the zoo. I know, how angry can I get at a man willing to take three children under the age of six to the zoo by himself? But still! Luckily the library is close enough that I could walk, and since I slept in later than I had wanted and missed taking my morning walk, it all worked out as it should. But that didn't stop me from thinking of multiple ways I can seek my revenge after I ransacked my house looking for the keys that I KNEW I had put in the basket where they belonged last night and was now hurridly walking to the library so I wouldn't be late to my first storytime ever when DH called to apologetically tell me that he had both sets of keys. Did you follow that sentence? I'm not sure I did, but I don't feel like going back to revise it. Moving on.

Had A's IEP meeting for kindergarten and was pleasantly surprised. They will provide him with a 1 on 1 aide (YES!) to help him with transitions and social cues and focusing, and lots of other stuff, plus OT, PT, social skills instruction will all be given during the school day so I won't have to drive him anywhere in the afternoon. Since I'm not concerned with his academics at this point, I have no problem with him being pulled for about 20% of the week for help with these other areas. It might be a problem later down the line, but I'm trying to focus on one thing at a time.

Camp starts Monday (YES!) and while we had some concern about a screw-up, A will have a full-time shadow while at camp. All three kids will be going and I think they're going to love it, though I have some concern about J since she was still having a problem in June with me dropping her off in the morning at school. She was fine within minutes, but that initial drop off was tough. Maybe it will be easier since the counselors pick up the kids from the car, and she'll be getting out with her brothers. There is a BBQ tonight at the camp so the kids can see what it looks like and meet their counselors and the other kids. Hopefully it goes smoothly since DH has to work and I'll be flying solo.

I have lots more that I could write about but have a lot I want to try to do at home since I have the house to myself for the time being. Loyal readers, I'll try to get back in the habit of writing every day. It's better for me, and for all of you living vicariously through me.


Domestic Goddess said...

I am very happy that Aaron's IEP went so well! It sounds like he will be getting everything he should get. It is amazing how different the criteria is from preschool to Kindergarten when it comes to special services. He will have a great year!!!

Mommy Brain said...

I was dying to know what's going on!

I may just have to stop by your story time. I'm glad you're having fun with it.

Yay! that the IEP went well. AWESOME that you're getting a day off now and then.