Jack’s IEP meeting was today. There’s really not much to say about it, other than Jack has the most amazing team of people working with him. They work so hard to work with us. It is incredible. We are very lucky.
We are especially lucky that they are tolerant of my arriving with stacks of paper about Jack, including a bar graph of his success (and non-success) with his goals from last year. It’s fortunate that Jack’s team actually wants to help him, otherwise I think I would come off as incredibly overbearing.
After last year, when I wrote many, many, many (many, many, many) posts about IEP meetings, it feels really lovely to be able to stuff all of the information from this year’s IEP into two paragraphs.
The rest of my day was not super awesome. I have a cold and my face feels kind of like someone is poking it with toothpicks from the inside. It was also a lovely, warm day today and I spent it encased in a sweater and a winter coat because of the chills. Good times.
I did, however, remember to attend Quinn’s solar system display at school, something I forgot about until nine minutes before it was supposed to start.
Quinn was Mercury.
Quinn went to a friend’s house (thanks, Melissa!) while I was at the IEP meeting, but Sam and Jack spent the tail end of the meeting, which lasted past school dismissal, in the main office playing Nintendo DS.
Mid-day video games are almost never a good idea for my family. Timing is crucial for us and electronics. Turning games off is rough. That manifested itself today with Sam freaking out, whipping a bead necklace about in the back of the car, hitting Jack in the face, resulting in his extremely sad sobbing, which Sam responded to by putting his backpack over his head.