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    Avery, Naim, Aaron

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October 2, 2012

Aaron with his walk on water shoe next to the wading pool. He carried that thing all the way home like a sail, which slowed him down even more than usual. Rather than Pluto, I think he became an exoplanet.

VH day.

Aaron made “walk on water shoes” in engineering. They even tried them out in a small wading pool. I now have this huge thing in my office. Legos was Legos. But the best news is that I solved my Aaron scheduling mini crisis. Because Hillary is an awesome teacher. THANK YOU, HILLARY! It was going to be a major pain in the butt to have to come get him at 11:45 and then come get Naim at 1:00. It sort of screwed up Avery and my whole morning. So, I gave him a choice of Ukelele jam session or Naim’s drama class to check out today to see if either of those would work for him. I thought he would be way too young and ameteur for ukelele, and he doesn’t want to be in plays, so yeah. But he chose Hillary’s class. And she took him even though he really doesn’t want to perform and she has already cast al the parts. (Which actually doesn’t matter so much for him.) He is going to just sing the songs in the chorus. I think it will still be good for him to get the content out of the plays and stuff, which is sort of the whole point. He was very happy when he came out and said he had fun. It sort of goes to show that sometimes comfortable-ness with the teacher/group goes further than content. I have nothing against the art teacher (don’t even know her) but Hillary was a former PS teacher. And it isn’t so much that I think PS teachers are automatically better than non-trained teachers. It is more that when you work in public schools, you work with the kids you get no matter what. You don’t go calling the parents to remove them at the first sign of trouble. This gives you mad skills to work with kids that are a little harder to deal with and you don’t even think of kicking them out. I’m not blaming the teachers that have kicked Aaron out for kicking him out, because he is totally frustrating. But the classes he has had a lot of success with is when the teacher has a lot of teaching experience and has worked with him a little bit in the beginning to get over his hump or whatever it is. It seems like he always has to start a new class with a blow-up, and then if the teacher is willing to deal with him, he does fine after that. I think the art class was way too structure and advanced for him, so I did not even give that teacher a chance. But if he had really wanted to stay in that class, I would have worked with her and him on it and I predict that in a week or two, he would have been fine.

Naim had math, drama and theater as well. He said theater went well and it was OK for Aaron to be in the class.

Avery and I had a diaper emergency. I put 6 diapers in the bag last week and only used one. That many will usually last me for two weeks. We only went to church and today, he pooped and NO DIAPERS! What? Nik denies knowing what happened to them. I suspect he dropped them at church or something without knowing it. I have no idea. Anyway, everyone in the playroom at the time had tiny babies…so I walked a fucking mile with a poopy kid to a 7 11. No diapers. I walked a bit further and found a mom and pop store. Victory. One size too small, but will work for today. Thank you, Allen Street Market. (Nik also got me in trouble by packing nut products in their lunch. I think work has him losing his mind.)

So Avery and I missed pretty much our park and library time running around to find diapers and getting back to deal with Aaron’s schedule. This afternoon we did a felt board scarecrow poem, a pumpkin vine tracing activity, and a scarecrow puzzle from Buttercups.

Naim had soccer tonight as well.

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