I tried to find a picture that expresses the mood over at my house among the kids around here (all but Peter and I of course, who are more excited every moment that goes past)...  School starts in the morning!!!!  Up and out the door with the high schoolers at 7:30 and the 5th graders at 8:45!  You would think someone had passed away butI have been coming up with all sorts of reasons why it is okay for summer to be over.  I said, “What else are you going to do?”  At which they all took the opportunity to tell me.  Then I said, “Aren’t you sick of sleeping in everyday?”  At which I was laughed at.  “Okay, think about the fun it will be to see all your friends you haven’t seen all summer”  Still nothing but gloomy looks...   

Peter and Jefferson are starting a new school this year.  That brings me to the entire school thing with a child with special needs.  Must say that is the only thing that makes summer ending a little hard for me.  I have done every different idea of educating Peter in all sorts of environments.  From public pre-school to private school to hiring a teacher to teach him at home back to private school and now to the public school system.  There never seems to be a “perfect” match when you have a child that does not learn the “typical” way.  Keeping your mind open to new ideas every year is probably the best advise I could ever give to another mom.  Knowing that you can try anything and being open to that really helps.  Peter could use all sorts of help getting him ready for high school and therefore getting him into the public school in my neighborhood seems to be the very best idea for our family this year.  

We have been at our private school for 10 years and for the first time in all that time I don’t have anyone at that sweet school.  Makes me sad at the idea but life moves on and life with disabilities (no matter how you try to make it “typical”) does demand certain choices.  Peter loves change and because of that it makes moving much easier!  So here we go with a whole new adventure for school... 

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