Hubby and I had our meeting with the educational psychologist this morning. The relief I feel is so good. She said to us that she has not spoken to the teacher as she prefers to work without preconceived notions. (I feel better). She asked us questions about Honeybear and the type of child that he is and all the little things to get to know our little boy from our point of view.
Then she went on to tell us how she would go about her assessment.
The first thing was to meet with us, then Honeybear and also to specifically observe him in class and with his friends. Also, it would take a few weeks because she had to get to know our child and understand the person he is (big sigh of relief). She also mentioned that sometimes these problems are nothing more than a personality clash between teacher and child ( I am so glad she mentioned that)
After this meeting I feel like I should have sessions with her, as she is so calming and seems to understand the worries and anxieties I feel as a parent.
She asked that we prepare Honeybear for meeting with her next week, and the one thing we might have to do is a bloodtest to rule out physical issues that may be impacting on his classwork. She did say it would be something that may come, not sure at this stage, and she would help prepare him, should the need arise. Having them draw blood is not going to be easy for me.
Anyway, I feel better about this whole thing and let us see what happens.
Tomorrow we have the soccer morning and I do not look forward to it. It is such a long morning for all of us and by the second match we all want to go home and the kids do not want to play the third match. It is being hosted by another school and they really do not serve nice coffee in proper glass/ porcelain mugs/cups. I know it sounds silly, but you need the coffee to get you through the morning. It starts early and I just cannot drink out that white polystyrene cup. I must remember to take my own coffee.
Our school sets up coffee tables with cookies and cups and saucers and mugs and water with lemon and ice. Tea and coffee and choices about the type you want. I guess we are a little spoiled at out school. It is soccer after all, not a coffee bar.
Honeybear and I are on our own, as Hubby is working this weekend. I do not mind the time on our own, as it is mothers day and we can do our own dates for the weekend. I am thinking, movie picnic this evening, and then after soccer we may both need a nap. I am going to make pancakes for Sunday breakfast ( I have a pancake monster on the weekends). And perhaps a proper outdoor picnic for Sunday afternoon.
Hubby and I have instituted date nights. Proper ones (it is home or Spur, but at his stage babysitting is just too expensive to on a regular basis). We wait for Honeybear to go to sleep and then we can watch a grownup movie. The advantage of the home/Spur date is that we the first part of the evening is a whole family date.
Consciously spending time together is good for all relationships.