Little D started at the developmental preschool today. It’s literally the only place that he can get OT, Speech or developmental services in our small town. He will be there from 8 to 3pm every weekday, unless there’s a holiday. I’m really concerned about it.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a really great opportunity for him to advance in the areas of development where he has been struggling, particularly fine motor, expressive language and gross motor. Socially he has a real opportunity to learn to get along and play with other kids, to learn to share and to use his empathy skills. He has some real benefits that will come as he spends time there.
The problem is, as much as I have been pulling my hair out with him at home, I really really, REALLY miss him. His birthday was the 9th and I’m realizing that he won’t be this cute, affectionate (on his own terms), amazing little boy forever. …continue reading