That was a fucking disaster 

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Nothing with Emmett went well this morning. All of the clothes we had picked out and he pre-approved would work. Shorts were too small or too big. Either the seams or the buttons irritated him. 

His shorts felt weird and so did his pants. 

All of these things led to our very first meltdown for the new school year. We were of course late as a result, but he finally was able to work through it but not in a way that met with the dress code. Frankly, I don’t care about the dress code anymore. 



While he made it to school, he came very close to not making it to school and that’s got me frazzled. 

I know he’s nervous and that he had a really bad nightmare last night. Those things will chew into his available resources and leave him without enough to cope with these sensory issues. 

Something’s got to give because I can’t do this all year. 



For his park, Elliott did awesome. He was up and dressed without a single issue. I’m really proud of him and made sure he knew it. 

To be honest, as hellish as this morning was, Emmett was able to work through it. That says a lot for him as well. I’m not angry with him either but I can’t explain the level of stress involved in mornings like this. As much as homeschooling is off the table, if these mornings become the norm, no one’s going to survive this either. 

Now I have to find the energy to get Gavin to his eye appointment at Akron Children’s Hospital. 

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If the first day was that tough on you, you might need to consider homeschooling.

You can say it’s off the table, but ifthe act of getting the child ready for shool each day wipes you out, you are not set up for any success anywhere else in our life.

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Follow up question in regards to sensory issues as it relates to shoes, etc. If getting ready is so difficult, how are you going to manage 2 weeks of needing to be ready and moving, while having to walk around parks for miles and miles? And it’s quite literally miles at each one.

Rob Gorski
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He won’t be in a situation where he needs to be as close to being in uniform as possible. There’s no pressure if he can’t wear something right away. We can work on things without having to be any deadline or time constraints.

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kimmy gebhardt

I get what you’re saying, but how are you going to explain to Gavin and Elliott that they can’t leave for the happiest place on earth because Emmett can’t put on his shirt? I don’t mean for that to sound as awful as it does, but this is Gavin’s trip and expecting him to sit in a hotel room all morning instead of going to the parks is really asking a lot of a kid who seems to be pretty selfless where his brothers are concerned. And on the subject of the parks, are the boys prepared to stand in… Read more »

Rob Gorski
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Dutch,

This is exactly why it was something we were seriously looking at. Starting out every morning like this for the next 9 months, is not a good thing for anyone.

I think we will let this ride a bit and see if it’s just additional anxiety brought on by the change in routine.

Homeschooling is always something we can explore if need be.

Jimmy Rock
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Jimmy Rock

How about this aspect — I think you mentioned in another post that part of the problem is that Emmett is a rule follower and won’t be happy about wearing something that isn’t in accordance with the dress code (even though no one seems to follow it anyway). Since it seems like the code isn’t rigidly adhered to anyway, how about getting a letter from the principal, to Emmett, explaining that certain exceptions can be made – a “new rule”, if you will. Just a thought. Either way, it’s a pretty high expectation to put on the kid that after… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

If the first day was that tough on you, you might need to consider homeschooling.

You can say it’s off the table, but ifthe act of getting the child ready for shool each day wipes you out, you are not set up for any success anywhere else in our life.

Dutch
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Dutch

Follow up question in regards to sensory issues as it relates to shoes, etc. If getting ready is so difficult, how are you going to manage 2 weeks of needing to be ready and moving, while having to walk around parks for miles and miles? And it’s quite literally miles at each one.

Rob Gorski
Admin

He won’t be in a situation where he needs to be as close to being in uniform as possible. There’s no pressure if he can’t wear something right away. We can work on things without having to be any deadline or time constraints.

kimmy gebhardt
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kimmy gebhardt

I get what you’re saying, but how are you going to explain to Gavin and Elliott that they can’t leave for the happiest place on earth because Emmett can’t put on his shirt? I don’t mean for that to sound as awful as it does, but this is Gavin’s trip and expecting him to sit in a hotel room all morning instead of going to the parks is really asking a lot of a kid who seems to be pretty selfless where his brothers are concerned. And on the subject of the parks, are the boys prepared to stand in… Read more »

Rob Gorski
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Dutch,

This is exactly why it was something we were seriously looking at. Starting out every morning like this for the next 9 months, is not a good thing for anyone.

I think we will let this ride a bit and see if it’s just additional anxiety brought on by the change in routine.

Homeschooling is always something we can explore if need be.

Jimmy Rock
Guest
Jimmy Rock

How about this aspect — I think you mentioned in another post that part of the problem is that Emmett is a rule follower and won’t be happy about wearing something that isn’t in accordance with the dress code (even though no one seems to follow it anyway). Since it seems like the code isn’t rigidly adhered to anyway, how about getting a letter from the principal, to Emmett, explaining that certain exceptions can be made – a “new rule”, if you will. Just a thought. Either way, it’s a pretty high expectation to put on the kid that after… Read more »