Until school holidays!!!
I can't wait. As you know from Friday's post I have been failing kindergarten parenting. This last week of school is really pushing me to the edge! Today is the walk-and-wheelathon to raise money for some more smart boards. Tomorrow is the infants school dance - and get this - the children have to wear a decorated t-shirt. Which means I have to help Emma decorate a t-shirt. With all my spare time. Wednesday they have to wear red, yellow and black for an Aboriginal performance, and Thursday is necklace or necktie day.
Are they trying to kill me???
We are going to have quite a few pyjama days in the holidays!
Before we get to the pyjama days, we have also got to survive Emma's birthday party. I have invited the whole class. Have I mentioned before that I am losing my sanity??? We are having it on Thursday afternoon after school. I am trying to keep it low key - no games, little organisation, just kids running around, eating pizza for dinner, having birthday cake and being shown the door.
Wish me luck.
There is a method to my madness. I wanted to invite the whole class (and I will be doing the same with the twins birthday next month), because I want the opportunity to get to know people at school. I want them to see that we are like other families, we have parties, we go to parties, we can do most things they can (which kind of isn't true - but I don't want them to know that). My main concern is that I wouldn't want my children to be treated differently, or to miss out on things because other parents might think it was too difficult for us because of Ashlea's disabilities.
So, instead I am making myself crazy inviting the whole class to Emma's party. All in the name of people getting to know us, not being put off by the wheelchair.
Even if it is a little crazy, it is paying off. I am starting to get to know other mums, which is particularly helpful when I find other mums who happen to work at the children's hospital. I met one the other day who works in Radiology. Very helpful - soon I'll have a contact in pretty much every department of that place!
Better go - I've got a t-shirt to make, and a red, yellow and black outfit to put together. Oh, and for those who were wondering, I DID get the crown made for Friday, and I WAS shamed into making the sight word cards.
Someone please tell me school gets easier???