The clock is ticking closer to September which means Preschool, which means no more Early Intervention.
I am noticing that I am just as nervous as I was when Early Intervention started. If you would have told me then that these strangers coming into our house were going to be friends and a big part of Korey learning everything I would have said that you are out of your mind.
Going from a non-verbal 2 year old to a singing, talking, dancing and READING 3-year old in a year has been crazy. Along the ride we have learned that he has SPD and also how to manage it. Sign language and then picture and finally words and sentences. I never thought that we would be here a year later, this far.
As Korey’s education teacher was talking to us about how little time we have left (3 weeks!) and mentioning that we must be so happy, I told her that we were probably going to have it the hardest. Korey will have no problem adjusting to new people, seeing kids his age and being able to learn more. I, however, will be at home biting my nails trying to contain tears hoping that they can understand what he’s trying to say. That’s my fear.
Will I get along with his Preschool teachers? I will be communicating with them through a notebook and have the ability to call them if needed. Can we potty train before Preschool? Doubt that. We will be able to provide training pants in his backpack for him. I don’t know why I am worrying so much, it’s just a whole new experience for all of us and the first time he will be away getting lessons without us there.
Any parents out there that can tell me this is all normal and offer words of comfort? I don’t want to make the first day of Preschool a worry for Korey.