Man was I singin' the blues yesterday. Seriously. School turns out to be a lot tougher than I thought. Although we went and signed in and visited last week, somehow I missed the little detail about going back again on a regular basis and having to be there for hours with all these new people and new routines. Suffice to say that yesterday really sucked. I was pretty scared the whole time. The teachers were nice and I loved being outside..it's just that it was all so NEW and had to cry a whole lot to let Mom know how uneasy I felt. I think I will get the hang of it, after all, I really liked the playground and they gave me my very own cubby! I even got to sit in a big kid chair for snack time (Mom said I may need velcro on my seat and plate). There are little kids like me I can be friends with (once I get over my nerves!) I think maybe Mom had a tougher time than I did because she was sooo excited about my new school and then I freaked out. I promise to try harder on Friday, Mom!
Guess what! I started preschool! That's right! Can you believe it? I must be really smart to start school before my big brother does! Mom took me to meet my teachers and therapists yesterday who helped develop an IFSP for me with realistic goals and ways of tracking my development from all angles. I have no clue what IFSP stands for..how about...
I FEEL SO POWERFUL!
Yep, that'll work. I'm looking forward to my new school twice a week, making new friends and learning to be the best ME I can be! Yippee!
Gramma said she really liked this picture of my first day because she sees that my hands are open, one of the things we have been working on in therapy. I still have a tight fist sometimes, like when I crawl, but the exercises we do have really made a difference in my fingers opening up. It's amazing!
It was also my Mommy's birthday yesterday! Happy Birthday Mommy! I love you!
SO HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO SHARE MY STORY WITH THE HELP SLACKING OFF LIKE THIS? I CAN'T EXACTLY FIRE MY OWN GRAMMA, THOUGH! SIGH.
I HAVE SO MUCH TO SHARE WITH YOU! LIFE IS GOOD! I AM ROCKING THERAPY THREE TIMES A WEEK NOW, SOON TO BE FOUR! I MAY EVEN GO TO A PRESCHOOL JUST FOR KIDS LIKE ME SOON! I FEEL SO GROWN UP! SOMETIMES IT'S A CHALLENGE FOR MOM TO WORK FULL TIME AND THEN GET ME TO MY THERAPY. I WORRY ABOUT HER GETTING TIRED AND STRESSED OUT. BUT THEN I SEE HER LIGHT UP WHEN I TRY A NEW WORD OR TAKE A FEW STEPS AND WE ARE SO EXCITED TOGETHER. I'M REALLY LUCKY THAT I HAVE A MOM WHO WORKS SO HARD WITH ME AND SHARES IN ALL MY SUCCESSES WITH SUCH JOY.
GRAMMA ASSURES ME THAT WE WILL POST MORE DETAIL SOON. MOM IS ANXIOUS TO SHARE HER EXPERIENCES WITH LOCATING AND OBTAINING ASSISTANCE. I BET THERE ARE OTHER KIDS LIKE ME WHO COULD USE HELP NAVIGATING THE PATH. MORE TO COME!
My name is Wyatt Hawkins and my Mom and Gramma are helping me share my adventures. Typing isn't my thing....YET!