Well, I didn't think there'd be reason to update but .. now there is. :/
Yes, I put them both back into school. After Cameron's teacher said, "Hey, why don't we put Kyler into my classroom as well." I was like, "FINALLY!" and the principal agreed too it (finally as well). So both the boys went back into the same classroom. It's been almost perfect ever since.. well, until Tuesday of this week.
They've both been doing well. And while the illnesses are still hitting, it's not near as bad. We haven't had ANY issues with Kyler (or Cameron) as far as behavior, their school work, etc. Their teacher is just wonderful with them and praises them up and down. She really tries to work with us to help them get the best education possible.
So, Tuesday of this week comes along and everything changed.
So, I'll start from the beginning..
Tuesday morning, we get up and I lay clothes out for the boys. I went in and brushed my teeth, got my jeans, went back out to the living room (where they change their clothes, so as not to wake their sister).. and I found them both in their pj's still. This has happened a few times lately, they just get lazy and wait until I get on their butts to do something.. typical kids, right?
So, I tell them both to please change their clothes NOW, we're already running late.. I get their dirty clothes and run them out to the garage myself (to save them the trip), they get dressed, get their shoes and coats on and out we go. BUT this wasn't before I noticed Cameron had a rosy face. I figured he was getting sick again, so I took his temp and it was normal. PHEW! So, we go to school. And in the two minute drive there, I talk to them about how they are six years old and they need to dress themselves without me standing there telling them to do it. I understand they are waking up, but they can't sit around waiting on me to get upset with them. I was nice and talking in a normal tone.
Got to school, told their teacher that yes, Cameron has a rosy face but I am thinking maybe it was something on his pillow that irritated his face? Not sure but he's not sick! She says (with a smile on her face), "Okay!" and tells me to have a good day and I leave.
2pm rolls around and a knock at the door. DHS workers standing there saying that there's been a report of abuse. (Let me say here, I've read many threads on MDC about others who have dealt with DHS and what to do and what not to do - no need to debate what I did or did not do, please)
I let them in the house and they told me that Cameron told someone at school that I had hit him. For the next 30 minutes or so, we went over everything - from how the kids can't always keep their stories straight (typical six year olds, which the workers seemed to agree and then say how Kyler told them he threw a piano the other day.. yeah.. we don't even have a toy piano, so he was just making stuff up, of course), how DH doesn't abuse me, how we do have food in the house, how we don't do drugs (they asked the boys if we do drugs.. the boys don't know the word "drug".. and I told DHS, they can do a UA, blood test, whatever - on both DH and I right there and then, we absolutely do not do anything.. I don't even like taking Tylenol), etc. etc. They then asked why we don't have DD in HeadStart (preschool) and I said we didn't qualify. They asked why and I said, "What's the income limit for a family of five?" and the lady said 25k or so. And I said, "My husband makes over (X) times that" and she was like, "Oh.."
They left and I cried a bit, while getting DD and I ready to pick the boys up from school.
We get to the school and the boys teacher comes out, hugs me and with tears in her eyes tells me how sorry she is, she had nothing to do with this and doesn't believe for a minute that I'd ever abuse my children. She told me how she can tell that while I am strict, I am a good mother and that the boys look forward to me picking them up in the afternoon, how they talk lovingly about their Mommy & Daddy during their school days, etc. By this point I'm in tears again. The teacher then says something like, "I had nothing to do with this.." ((I edited this next part to say that someone else told me indirectly who called DHS on us and that person that called was Kyler's old teacher, the one we had SO MANY issues with in the past)) That just angered me, of course but I didn't show it and instead walked out with the kids, asking them the typical questions about their day, what they chose for lunch, etc.
I kept the boys home from school today (Wednesday). I just had this strong desire to have them near me. Gee, I wonder why.
DH and I have some more talking to do tonight as far as what we need to do. I won't say everything here, being a public forum, but I will say that there will be complains filed and we have obtained a lawyer. I'm also debating on going into my dr and having them do drug testing on me, so we have it on file. I am just trying to do everything possible to prove that not only do I not abuse my children, but I am a darn good mother and not just going to sit around while people try and mess with my family.