Thursday, August 16, 2012

Warning! Cheesy Mom Brag Ahead...

My son is brilliant.  Seriously.  He is a genius trapped in a six year old body.

I'm sure every mom reading this can relate.

However....my son really IS a genius. ;o)

I realize he is just three days into Kindergarten and I want to warn you all that I will be posting evidence of his above-average intelligence from this moment on.

I can't help it.

During class yesterday, he was given a simple worksheet to complete.  The directions read:  Trace and color the circles.  Most Kindergartners can accomplish this task, I'm sure.  My genius boy took it a step further...

That's right.  He traced those circles like a boss!


he drew a cartoon inside each circle.   That's better than coloring!  Right??


I mean....color the circles??

How boring.

I can just imagine what his new teacher was thinking at this point....

This guy has a huge head and a teeny body:

(And his tongue is hanging out.)

This is my favorite:

(Notice the bug on his tongue?  It has wings.  And see how his eyes are shifted?)

Did you notice the pepperoni pizza at the top?

I just have one question other than the obvious, of course...why didn't he just color the circles?

Why does every face have a huge tongue hanging out?

I'm thinking my boy was hungry, but that bug is throwing me off a little.


I don't mind saying it again.

If you are visiting from Kate's  I ♥ Fun Fridays! blog party...WELCOME!

My little one just started Kindergarten and it has been smooth-sailing so far.  He was born with complex heart defects and also has Autism.  Even though he has attended a special needs preschool for the past 3 1/2 years, I wasn't sure what to expect with this switch to 'big kid school' and full days away from home.

I find myself pacing a lot during the day or surfing the web...

Like Lucy, Eli has a medical alert bracelet, but he has been very stable, medically, since his heart surgery in 2009.   Even so, I made sure that his new school nurse has a copy of his medical history, and I wrote a novel for his teacher.  Just kidding.  Sorta.    Better to have too much info than not enough.  Right??

The biggest thing right now is the Autism.  Little things like, how to get him to and from his classroom safely and with the least amount of assistance.  My next oldest child attends the same school and is being a good mix of helpful big brother and uhhh...not so helpful big brother.  I guess that's to be expected.  He is also on the Autism spectrum (Asperger's), so this possible added-responsibility is a good/bad thing.

The school administration is very willing to work with us to keep the boys safe and happy while they each get their FAPE (free, appropriate, public education), and that is a huge blessing.  IEP review and changes for the little one are incomplete, but in the works.  I can't complain at all.

Thankfully, school-time medications are not an issue for the boys.  That gives us more time to concentrate on sensory issues and anxiety freak-outs.

Special needs at school.  It's a whole new thing.

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