View Full Version : Today is Jakes first day
at his new school
he will be gone from 8:40 until 4:08
I'm a nervous wreck
I have knots in my stomach and a headache
I'm terrified he's going to be scared to death
I packed his lunch and snack and his bag is all ready
I've never let someone else take him anywhere other than my mom or a family member who are used to Jake
I know this is best for him
this is absolutely best for him
but I'm worried, scared, anxious.... I could go on and on
please send positive vibes that his first day goes really well and we both survive
he will do AM Kindergarten then he will have Autistic Support class in the PM
I'm not sure if he has any of his physical, occupational, or speech/language today or not
12-01-2008, 12:31 PM
I know it is hard on you Dana...so hard to let our LO's go. But you are right this is best for him, he may even fall right into the routine too! i will think positive thought today for you and wait to hear an update later! :bighug:
He's going to be fine. He's going to have a great time. It will be ok, he will learn so much. You're doing good.
I think I will repeat that to myself as a sort of mantra today
12-01-2008, 01:37 PM
Its gonna be ok. He's going to be fine and so are you.
I too was a nervous wreck on my son's first day. Plus he doesn't really communicate that well so I was afraid that he would not be able to tell me if something was wrong.
He was slow to warm up, but now he LOVES it. He cries when it's time to go home.
I'm sure Jake will be fine! A little independance from mama is always a good thing.
12-01-2008, 07:22 PM
:hugs: I know how hard it is to finally let them go. Just be calm, everything will be okay and it is whats best for him...:hugs:
I'm doing ok
thank you all for your support
I'm missing him like crazy though
I sure hope he is having a great day
he wont be home until a little after 4
well they brought him home
blew right past the house so I had to wave them down
they said they would be back in the morning to get him
he has been saying repeatedly he is not going back to his new school that he is going back to his old school
the reports from the teachers today say he had a good day
I'm hoping he wont put up a fight in the morning when its time to leave
12-01-2008, 09:45 PM
Well not terrible for a first day. I hope tomorrow will be better though.
I know that change can be hard on these little guys. Hopefully he'll get used to the new school quickly.
My son used to cry when it came time to get on the bus. It would break my heart. These days he wants to walk out there by himself like he's a big boy (he's only 4).
12-02-2008, 02:08 AM
glad that it went ok, and I hope the transition to the new school goes well, even though he says that he's not going back.
Ok, so it's been a few days. How are things?
From the reports the teachers are sending home he is doing well
still adjusting but seems to be getting the hang of things
he had a rough day yesterday in gym class and had to be calmed down a few times
he didn't like having to wait in line to get his lunch but they handled that
so far so good
he still says he wants to go back to his old school and if you ask him how his day was he says it was bad
I think once he gets used to the changes and newness that his attitude will change
thank you for asking
12-07-2008, 05:42 PM
Awwww change is hard for them. Even good change. My almost 9 year old still wants to know why we left the house with the pool. We moved from there when he was 4 and we've moved 4 times since then, he never asks about the last 3 houses, just that one. @@
FWIW my son swares he has a trrible day every day and that he has no friends, nor wants any. Yet teachers all report excellance from him daily and tell me about his friends. lol I've snuck in and 'caught' him having fun and being friendly with other kids too. Teachers and I giggle over how hard he works to hide that he likes it. lol
He will end up loving it I am sure. hugs
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