How can it be that in just 2 weeks my baby boy will be off to school? And not just some "Mother's Morning Out" program or a preschool that keeps him a couple of times a week for a few hours. No, no. We're talkin' all day, every day (M-F) people. Just like regular school.
How can I be sending this sweet little guy off all day, every day? What on earth am I going to do without my bub? So now I'm tearing up. Trying to hold it together.
Bennett's teacher called and will be out to visit us next week along with her assistant and the speech therapist at the school. You see, I "chose" to send Bennett to a "special" preschool. I say "chose" because it's not that easy to get into this school. And this may surprise some in the Down syndrome community that I've chosen this route...
"Don't you want him around typically developing peers?"
"Our kids learn from typical kids not other kids like them."
"You want him fully included later on don't you?"
Well maybe I'm going against the grain here but this is not just any "special" school and while I don't feel like I need to defend my reasonings I will share why I chose this school another day.
For now I'm going to cherish these last few weeks with my most precious baby boy.
I mean I know I'm extremely biased but this kid is seriously like a baby doll. I just love him to pieces.
Enter lots of tears now.
So September 5th won't be easy for me but I know in my heart this is just the beginning of something huge for Bennett and our family. I can't wait to see it all unfold.