Wednesday, October 29, 2008

why does it have to be so hard?

where is the instruction book that was supposed to come with our children? i am having one of those days were i could use it. (okay, as i am typing this i am realizing that i need to be praying a little more about it--but for now i just need to vent). i am really struggling with how to best meet the needs of my sweet little "m." he is the most fun little guy, i love him sooo much. i just want to be sure that he is having the best opportunities for him. "m" has a speech delay that we have been working with for the past 2+ years. he is doing really, really well. he attends a speech school (preschool with kids that have delays and some that don't) he loves it and has been there this year and last. he has great teachers and seems to be doing really well. we also enrolled him in a local preschool (the one that "A" attended). we did this for a few reasons--just in case he didn't qualify for the special school anymore, it was great for "A", and we thought it would be good for him to be in a nondelayed atmosphere as well. he is too overscheduled??? i just don't know!!!!!! we thought that it would be so great. . . he loves the speech school and his favorite little friend Rachel is there--that makes it really great. his teachers have said that he is doing really well and is speaking a ton more! yay! but, at the new school they have said that he doesn't talk, etc. is he just uncomfortable and needs to warm up to the situation? is it just too much to go to 2 schools? to add to it--over the past week he has started wetting his pants right before he makes it to the potty. that is not like him! does he have an infection? is he stressed?
where is that stinkin manual???? i must go look for it!!!!!!!!!


Kristen said...

Wow, I hear ya, loud and clear! Trust me lately, I am just barely beginning to realize how vital it is and how completely we have to turn it over to the Lord. It's scary and hard to do, but He'll make sure our kids are successful. And venting helps!

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kmmclain said...

I wouldn't worry too much. I hear that children sometimes have a regression stage when a new sibling arrives. "M" has been through a lot over the last couple of months. He is no longer the baby of the family and maybe this is the way he is dealing with it. Have you spoken with his pediatrician? If you think he is overly involved, maybe you could scale back on the new school and see how he does.
Another idea is to see if there is someone at his new school that he can have a play date with. That way he could be more comfortable with someone there.

You are doing great! You have wonderful kids, and I'm sure things will settle down.

tara said...


You are awesome. Too bad there are no manuals. I know I wish there was, but there isn't. You'll just have to trust in the Lord and in yourself. Mothers know best. I know you will figure out what to do. Hang in there. I love ya tons.