Friday, January 12, 2007
Nathan's "College Adventures"
Today, the little fellow went on a field trip with all the area fifth grade classes to the local city college for an auditorium presentation relating to Martin Luther King Day. When I first got wind of the upcoming trip, I panicked a bit ... knowing my son all too well and his trepidation of sitting in a theater ... especially once the lights go out. I've been summoned in past years to come and pick up my little man because he wouldn't cooperate. This, mind you, when he was placed in a spec. ed class for severely handicapped kids (not to this mom's liking btw). Today went great .. he lasted about 1/2 hour and wanted to leave once the lights started going on and off. But, being in a school district that is way better organized, they were prepared ahead of time for his possible departure from the production. I did not have to go retrieve him. The more he's exposed to "normal" situations and not totally separated by a label, he has been expanding his horizons. I'll take a half hour of "normal" over missing out on the opportunity all together any day!
This is posting a few days late as I was under the weather with a minor bug. All better now, thanks for the prayers. 1/14/07