Friday, September 30, 2005
I like to stand on my front porch, drink coffee and plan my day.
Days rarely go as planned.
Today was my 13 elementary school kids report cards. I have never collectively seen so many A's amongst these children. Surprising A's as in Jose, 3 for Lily, nearly all for Chuy, and Scotty's report card was solidly impressive. CW and Sabrina absolutely scored as did Martin, Jojo and Allen. Paloma and Jonathan did their best as well. Jack's first kindergarten report card was wonderful. I really liked Tony's teacher comment that she's searching for the best way to teach Tony.
Tony has cerebral palsy and it is showing up more now than ever. His brothers, 3 of them the same age, are passing him in physical growth, academic progress and emotional stability. Tony's not obviously afflicted by CP but it is becoming more evident each year that it has placed limitations on him. Tony had zero speech until first grade and, even now, he is often difficult to understand.
I am going to need to find a great many services and resources for him.
Teachers usually adore him although he can be very trying. Lily has tremendous patience with him for some reason.