Just a quickie before I walk back into the fray!
I don’t know if it’s a Missouri thing, but the schools system makes it almost impossible for a single working parent of four neurodivergent kids to jump through all the hoops to get them enrolled and attended to appropriately. All the complicated paperwork and documentation was submitted properly months ago, but suddenly at the last minute, somehow they misplaced or disregarded crucial items.
Apparently this is not uncommon here; other parents have gone through this and end up having to hire a special lawyer or advocate to oversee the process, or even enroll their kids in private schools, all of which is expensive. Not to mention, most single parents can’t take off days of work to meet with multiple school officials and sort it all out. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, but I said I’d make it quick!
Yesterday was particularly challenging with S, who had a violent meltdown while A was preoccupied with relentless school orientations, meetings, and open houses. It was like a revolving door of various kids coming and going to their respective school events with A. It was hard on all of them. This is exactly why they need proper supervision and guidance in a new school situation. Needless to say, we are all exhausted and frustrated, especially A.
OK, so not a quickie, but I’ll wrap it up for now. The good news is, somehow all of this caused Y to like me more! Here we are venting our frustrations! Also, my ride to medical imaging yesterday was in a Tesla! A silent electric ride completely run by a computer screen.