I went to an IEP meeting for Alex this morning. I informed the school I'm coming to withdraw all my kids from public school. Again, separate post after we return as to why we are going to homeschool them. It was an emotional meeting for all of us for sure. But, we have to keep in mind what is best for Alex. For now, homeschooling is what is best for him. Alex qualifies for language therapy based on his processing issues. His IQ has dipped which has been the norm for all my FAS kids as they get older. They will start to reach a certain plateau. Someone explained it best once. There is only so much room in their brains for information. As you get older and learn more, some of the old info must get dumped to make room for new info as there is limited space in their brains so to speak. I do really not know if this is true or is the case. I just know, So far, the 3 that have come before him, this IS indeed the case. All scores have dropped as they've aged. I know it's hard for others to understand. I'll explain it again one day once I ever get that FAS post up with links included to various research and things.
Anyhow, meeting went well and they were very gracious and doors are always opened. Nice to know for sure. went onto the chiropractor. Hoping to get rid of this kink in my neck before take off tomorrow. Then went to local farmer & picked up our weekly veggies & fruits. Made a deal w/ the local farmer so really does help. Still costs us a fortune to feed them but any little discount helps. We got a case of blueberries, watermelon, 2 cantelopes, peaches, 56 apples, 18 ears of corn, two giant bags of potatoes, zucchini, tomoatoes, & much, much more! Called USAA and made sure our credit card was activated & notified. Since we normally don't use credit cards(seriously, only time ever used is on adoption trips), we must make sure they don't think we're making fradulent charges. Getting ready to register w/ embassy. And pack. No ,still haven't packed. Don't be surprised if it is done tomorrow an hour before we gone. Hey, we go w/ the flow here. Need to go to Walmart later and swim my laps.
Going to miss things for sure while gone. Reality is truly hitting me.