where do I begin?
My mom moved into our house yesterday. Mostly. There is still a bunch of stuff that we need to get from her place but her bed is here now so this is officially where she lives.
My boys were so excited that they woke up at 5 am this morning and went downstairs to my mom's space and woke her up. Lucky Grandma.
We also had a meeting at the school about Aiden's assessment yesterday. Basically we figured out that he doesn't fit nicely into any handy category. We know it isn't ADD and it isn't Autism. Aiden definitely has sensory issues. Our wonderful friend and Occupational therapist Jon graciously offered to come to the meeting and share his wisdom. Yay! He thinks something called Apraxia might be something Aiden is dealing with. I'll have to research it and get back to you about what that means! But basically it means he has trouble sequencing and transitioning and such. It was a helpful meeting.
But exhausting at the same time.
Part of me just wants someone to say "Aiden has issue xyz and here is a pill to cure it". The knowledge that this will be something my son will be dealing with FOREVER is sad to me.
The assessment team are referring us to our family doctor for a full physical for Aiden, an assessment by a wonderful Speech therapist who also happens to know Aiden personally, and they are going to set it up so that I can go into his classroom at some point and observe. We also might put a video camera up for a couple hours so I can see how he is without me there!
They are also going to teach me how to integrate the schedule systems and communication systems they use at school at home so that there is more continuity for Aiden, thereby causing him less stress to transition from home to school and back again.
Schedules are not my strong point so I am a little nervous about it. But I think it will be good for everyone in the long run.
AND my sweet boy turns 6 tomorrow. I can't believe I have a 6 year old. Wow. And what a six years it has been... this child has changed my entire world completely and in the process changed me. I'm a mom now. And for me that means I am a whole other person than the one I was before my sweet Aiden came into my life!