Yesterday was Monkey’s end of the year celebration even though he’s not actually finished school for the year. It marked the end of the year for the peer models, the kids on IEPs will reconvene for summer session in July.
Duhdee and I managed to miss the kids’ performance. We tried to squeeze too much in too little time and then traffic stopped us in our tracks. I did not cry but I wanted to. One of the other parents taped it and is going to send us a copy. *sigh*
Duhdee pointed out that Monkey probably did so well, per his teacher and all the assistants and a few parents, because we weren’t there. If he’d seen us he would have done what he always does which is to demand to “go home! Mommy change!” I still hate that we missed it but what’s done is done. On the bright side we did get gorgeous sunflower bouquets for the teacher, the assistants and the therapists. End of the year thank-you’s get expensive when you have teams of people!
The teacher had posted all of the pictures that she’d taken of the kids over the course of the last year on the walls and invited parents to take whatever they wanted. After a few minutes Duhdee and I realized that if we took all the photos with Monkey in them we’d be taking 3/4’s of the photos, lol, and most of them were of him alone. Monkey loves, loves, loves his teacher and it looks like the feeling may just be mutual based on the photographic evidence!
Jokingly, we asked her if she’d come with Monkey to kindergarten and she told us that she had, in fact, considered applying for the job but decided her passion is for pre-school. Darn it! We are all going to miss her tremendously.