Tomorrow, The Boy’s IEP team meets. I am extremely lucky to have teachers that get him, and fight for what he truly needs, and a school system that allows us to make the best decisions for him that are not based on the almighty dollar. I know many districts are not like that (ahem… some rather intimately…), and I know this isn’t the typical IEP experience. I’m a little nervous about this being the last IEP meeting where I do not have to fight tooth and nail for my son.
I also have to make arrangements and get things done — no rest for the wicked on this day. Securing a rental truck for our big move, speaking to our wedding officiant, doing paperwork for The Boy’s summer day camp… The list goes on and on.
And finally, thanks to our super-accomodating pediatric office (*sarcasm*), I have to pull The Boy out of school at the end of the day, causing him to have to miss Kids Club for his physical appointment. We’ve prepped him (both at home and at school – I LOVE his teacher!), and he should be OK, but you just never know. I’ve built in a few treats after the appointment (a trip to Target, and dinner at his favorite restaurant) so that he has “good stuff” to look forward to and get him through.
And so… When I am busy like this, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, but I’m actually doing OK. I enjoy having a list of things to do, and especially relish the crossing-off of the things on the to-do list. I feel like every “check!” is bringing us closer to family, summer, and the beginning of something beautiful.