There are some things in life I hate....filling out ability forms of any kind on my kids is one of those things.
I am getting ready for the meeting to transition Boston from his early intervention program into preschool for the fall and with that change comes the Adaptive Behavior Assessment - gag -
There are only so many times a mom can mark the circle "0" - the child cannot perform the behavior before I want to cry, scream, or both actually.
I know....I know..... these things are a necessary evil - for those who will be working with him in the fall to "see where he is and work from there." To be honest I do not have worries about preschool - I know two of the aides in the classroom and they are AMAZING - I loved them when they worked with Brooklyn and know I will love them working with Boston.
I just wish we could skip the whole "assessment" part.
OK - rant over - my pity party is coming to a close....thanks for listening - well, reading ;)
Seriously....just when I think this kid can't get any cuter! If you are reading this I owe you a huge apology! I have not posted in over a month. I am SOOOOO sorry! Life has been more than a little hectic lately and I just have not taken the time to sit down and write. As far as a Boston update.....sickness has taken over our house. Both the kiddos have been since since Friday - we can't seem to shake it. Lots of snot - I mean really....how much snot can two adorable kids produce - LOTS! I do think we are on the upswing now though (I hope!) The highlights of the last month: Boston signed more in speech therapy Boston said "mmmmm" for more in speech therapy Boston has pretty much MASTERED the sippy cup and do I dare mention he has started sleeping through the night? (PLEASE do not let me jinx myself for typing those words!!) Now - if we can master the signs and some more sounds I will be one SUPER HAPPY mommy! I am just so proud of him - he works so hard. It is hard to believe that we are in "preparing for preschool" mode! Next one the list.....the binky. own Syndrome moms, speech therapists - any opinion on this?
One of my current goals is to move from the bottle to a sippy cup with Boston. Up until now it has NOT gone well. I am a big fan of keep trying but he has to be ready and want to do it to. We put them up for awhile - all 50 types/styles/variations that we thought be might use. This morning he REALLY wanted a drink of my coke zero (no hate mail please) he took a couple of sips out of the side of my cup and kept coming back for more - so I ran to the cabinet - grabbed the first sippy I saw and dumped in some coke - YES! He took about 8 drinks. We had to take out the "stopper" that makes it spill proof. (which explains the double bib!) His muscles still aren't quite ready for that much sucking I guess - but it is a start! I figure if he gets the hang of it this way....we can add the "stopper" in later. I did end up dumping the pop and filling it with water& juice - which he tolerated ;) We shall see!