Have you ever had a day that you just want to do over? Get back into bed, pull the covers over your head and when the alarm goes off, just shut it off. Forget school, forget work. Grab the kids, get into bed and watch a movie in pajamas.
That is what I was thinking as I listened to the message from my son’s teacher. “Not a huge deal but we need to talk- TONIGHT”. It was the TONIGHT that got to me. I knew it was urgent and I knew from his history of redecorating classrooms, throwing binders and autographing teachers with Sharpies that it was going to be one of the times I just wanted a do over. And I was right.
Special Ed moms, how difficult are unstructured times during the day? Right????? Gym, Art, Music- they are in sensory overload and then they expect them to come back to class and sit still? That is a huge challenge for my son- especially when the lesson is writing. Apparently he didn’t want to write and when he doesn’t want to do something, he usually won’t budge. Bribing can sometimes work but for the most part, this kid has the determination of the HULK.
When pushed to do something he doesn’t want to do, he turns green, clothes rip off, muscles come out and he turns into someone I don’t recognize. Which is precisely what happened prior to the call from his teacher.
He threw a chair at her, tried to stab her with a pencil (she must be quick- he didn’t get her
either time) and eventually, she had to restrain him. The Hulk had her for 10 minutes. She said it wasn’t a big deal, kid’s tantrum all day long but she had to write a report for his permanent record. Dammit. I wanted a do over.
Will there ever be a day I don’t worry about the Hulk coming out?