I feel like I'm as much of a mess as I was the first week he died. I don't know if it is because things are harder and less people are around or what. I definitely think that is part of it - my Mom is probably sick of me since she sees me more than ever now.
Malea is having such a hard time. She didn't want me to inform her teachers of our situation. I finally sent an email to her guidance counselor so that she could let me know her thoughts. I told Malea that I did this and I think she is good with it. She said she wasn't mad. I just want her to have somewhere to go - other than the bathroom. She has a few friends, male friends, that are very protective of her. She says they are like brothers - so I really hope it stays that way. She still has girl friends - so she still has a mix of friends and I don't think I have to worry. She still seems to get along with everyone....she's just having a hard time remembering things - like when assignments are due. Her school no longer pushes assignment books, but I really think that helped. Maybe I'll try to get her to at least put them in her tablet or something - good compromise maybe? Our SIS in my district allows parents to see future assignments, but Power School either doesn't allow that - or the teachers aren't putting them in ahead of time. It has been a while since I supported that program, so I don't remember. Overall she is still doing well, but she gets agitated much easier than every before. I still think some of this is just her age - but there is a very fine line there I think.
Keagan is doing so good in school. We were reading last night and he just read a few words. Tomorrow I will work on flash cards for him - since he has 40 words to memorize. He has colors in his classroom for behavior and he's only had one yellow (step down from the normal green). Green is what they get for an average day with no issues. They had this last year, but this year they now can get better than green - they can get sparkle and sparkle plus. He was on Sparkle on Friday and Sparkle Plus today! He was so excited - they get their names over the PA the following morning for this. His teacher said she adores him - I'm so glad!
I'm so glad I have these 2 amazing kids....just hoping I can keep it that way. It is very difficult pretending to be happy all the time. It is amazing how much having someone to hear your issues means to a person. When you lose that person - life is so much more difficult.
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