Well today was one hell of a tear jerker.
J spent his last day at school.
I can not begin to explain just how life changing this will be for J.
He leaves the safety and protection offered by the most amazing teaching staff to venture out into the big wide world that will be mainstream.
Hubs and I will be forever appreciative of the time, understanding and care that J has received during his time there.
He arrived as a little boy who was so very scared, so very insecure, so misunderstood and now two years later, he has blossomed....he is confident and able.
Gifts and cards were shared....
J stood infront of the whole school at assembly and receieved the hugest of cheers from his buddies. They wished him well, hugs all round and then the tears started.
Seeing just how popular my boy was soon had me shedding a few tears.....I thought back to when J was previously in mainstream....he didnt have any friends....he never went to play dates or received party invitations....no one wanted my boy there, for fear that he may upset the other kidlets if he had a meltdown....how I wish that those parents, who had shunned him, could have seen him today.....he was a star.
Whilst we were enjoying a lil tea party in J's classroom, J was given an extra leaving pressie from his class....to some I know it may seem silly, but this present meant the world to J. I saw the joy and excitement in his eyes when he was given it.
Each and every playtime the teachers take out a selection of playground toys for the children to enjoy....J's favorite being a rather battered and old bouncy thingmejig.
When times were bad for J the teaching staff knew that 5 minutes bouncing would get my guy smiling again......they gave him the bouncythingymejig as a leaving pressie....all his class buddies had signed it for him....J really couldnt believe that he was allowed to take it home.....he cried and so did I...it now takes pride of place in J's bedroom.
Ive not updated my blog for a couple of days becaise Ive been busy looking after Bobs.
He took a rather nasty knock to his eye on Sunday night. Ive told him endlessly not to push J too far, but he wouldnt listen!
J didnt hit him....instead he threw a leather football into Bobs face and it caught his eye.
Off to A&E because there was blood but no visible cut.
Thankfully all is OK...Bobs is a little sore and swollen but Im pretty sure he realises that sometimes its better to just walk away...if only he had listened to his Momma in the first place!
Thats kids though isnt it?
We have to let them make mistakes or how else do they learn?
This is the part of parenting that I find the most difficult. Both Hubs and I have bought our boys up to know the difference between right and wrong....they are good lads....they act the loon at times and I know they are no angels....but they are polite and pleasant to all those around them.
I just hate to think that over the coming years they will have so many temptations put infront of them....they may go off the rails....they may not....but they have to experience the oppurtunity to decide for themselves which path they take....all I can do is be there to guide them and pick up the pieces if needs be.
Anyways....school is out for Summer....yipppppeeeeee!
We have errected the new tent....its huge!
Theres a sleepover going on in my garden and I need to go supervise!
Have fun....I know I will!