This afternoon Duhdee and I will be attending an IEP meeting. Well, actually, it’s what everyone else would call a parent/teacher conference but we live in a special world where everything is governed by our IEP and federal law. Awesome.
So, a parent/teacher conference, no big deal! Right? Right. So why do I have a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach? We haven’t even started kindergarten and I’m already shell-shocked by the entire IEP experience/process.
This should be fine. We’ve read the progress notes, he’s doing GREAT! He’s a magic little being who charms (and manipulates, in a charming fashion, of course) everyone he works with. Even knowing what we should hear at the meeting still leaves me flashing back to that meeting two years ago when we heard all the same things only to be told 3 months later that none of it was exactly true and whatever was true didn’t matter…no one could handle him or be expected to handle him.
*Sigh* I’m going to go buy some cookies and show up with a smile…hopefully I manage to get there without throwing up. It’s all going to be fine, I wish I could convince myself of that though.