Friday, December 31, 2010

A look back at 2010

Some of son's success's this year:

Successfully finished 6th grade and started 7th

Went away for 5 days/4 nights with his classmates to Natures Classroom

Found a great best friend at school and even invited him over to "hang out"

Started talking about how he has autism and what it means, unprompted by any adult!

Fewer meltdowns and very few tantrums that included physically acting out

Successfully started orthodontia work without sensory overload and allergy shots too!

We've had a year full of changes -a new job that meant the end of hubs telecommuting/working from home, a new budget to go along with the new job, changing my work schedule to accommodate hubs new job and a lot more but we ended up stronger and better for it all. Son has really matured and calmed down this year, daughter continues to read everything in sight, sing in chorus and make beautiful music in orchestra, and work on ways to save the Earth and everything on it...and hubs and I learned not underestimate our kids and ourselves so much.  Its been a good year and I'm looking forward to another great year in 2011.


  1. great successes! congrats!
    our kids go to Nature's Classroom too (6th grade). I'm already nervous!
    Happy 2011!

  2. I started getting nervous a few years before Nature's Classroom too. Nature's Classroom hired in some great aides to provide extra support for our students with special needs - even our school staff that went up with the kids were impressed with NC's staff and accommodations.
    The amount of self confidence and maturity M came back with was well worth all the worry and stress I had.