DS1 is 7 months past 4. He has an IEP due to a profound artculation delay.
he had 4 days of esy this summer -- they are doing a camp like thing -3 adults, 5 kids (all boys
) one hour 2 days in june, 2 in july.
so it was yesterday adn today.
he was silly by the end yesterday adn today again when i picked him up -- silly.
then i saw the KOOLAID CHILLER (RED) they had for snack. wtf???? what happened to milk or water at school?????
then the ST who i do actually really like, who is working with DS2 too and who we've worked with since before Ds1 was 3 ....well she stars in to "he really had fun, he does great with the other kids, are you sure you won't reconsider preschool this fall? Even one day, not all 4? well just think about it"
1. even if we were going to use public school we would not use pre-school. it is nothing more than free daycare -- i am home, he doesn't need to go be "watched" by others who DON'T watch.
2. KOOLAID ... need i say more. I never allowed that crap at all and now we are on a restricted diet .. but just as general parenting -- sugar water with bright fake colors has never been allowed.
3. ok he likes it -- so -- that doesn't mean it is good for him. He'd LIKE to eat a whold batch of cookie dough too -- should i send him off to do that too? I HATE the "he likes it" or "he/she wants to" "argument" -- uh they are CHILDREN what they like is not a decision maker --
I let him go to VBS -- 3 hours a day X 5 days last week ... i THOUGHT that would be safe enough .....he came home 3 out of 4 days crying and 1 day so mad i still don't know what happned. he didn't eat 4 days beacuse of his self-limits on food and snack not meeting them. AND to top it off -- now he is telling me he HATES things and things are BOREING .. neither are terms he knew or used before a 15 hours with his "peer group"
and THAT was are Vacation Bible School in a church setting with a curriculm that is great and a driector i like, trust adn respect -- what can i fear from public school ???????