Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Della Graduates Baby School!

Yesterday, Della graduated from "Baby School" (as Archer calls it)...



The Harris County Department of Education provides speech, physical, and occupational therapy to children under 3 years old with developmental delays. Della turns 3 on Thursday and will start at the Preschool Program for Children With Disabilities (PPCD) which just so happens to be at the same school Archer goes to. I am having serious separation issues, but I won't get into that. We are praying for a smooth transition, well, at least as smooth as it can be for a child who is non-verbal and functions at about 12 months. How do we explain to Della that she will be leaving home for 3 hours everyday and going to a place where there will be lots of other children (upside) and where they won't let her "cheat" by laying/leaning on whatever is available (downside)? I guess what I am feeling isn't much different than what other mothers feel when they drop off their children for the first time. OK- it might be a little different since I have taken care of her as an infant for 3 years. Stay tuned for this Thursdays school report...

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