Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Not Planned

This was not the post I had planned.

If I had been more on the ball, and not been enjoying our weekend so much, and not been so lazy as to not feel like uploading pictures, I would have written this post over the weekend, and it would have gone something like this...

Guess Who Was On BLUE his WHOLE first week!?!?

Yep - BRAEDEN!!!

He had an AWESOME first week, was so proud of him, and things are going strong. He earned FOUR stickers, and FOUR puzzle pieces...

BUT... I didn't write it in time...

And Monday I had an email that the defiance had begun again.

Braeden didn't feel like doing the Spelling packet, and he made that clear.
And he left the room.
And he didn't want to participate in the exercise during PE.
And he tried to leave.
And I received an email...

YET... even though I talked to the teacher about his plan at home and how it was ALL based on the card color at the end of the day.
And even though I received an email about this and we have a meeting set for Thursday morning.
He came home with a GREEN card.
GREEN which is actually GREAT and gets him a LOT according to our plan, because it's
no. big. deal.
WHY oh WHY!?
Today was worse.
And I had to pick him up because they didn't want to send him on the bus.

My heart is heavy.
Our summer has gone amazingly well, especially the last month or so, I'm just in shock.
Prayers needed.


:)De said...

Sorry. That is why it is so important to have all of the adults on one accord because it sends such a mixed message to the child... or a clear message that expectations are negotiable. Praying that things get back on track for him.

Kathy C. said...

I am with you with one of mine. Sigh.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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