Back to School

So last night was the back to school night for the Monster.

I have to admit that I wasn’t ready for this quite yet – I’d figured that we had at least a year, maybe two, before we’d be doing this… but there we were, sitting in the gym of an elementary/middle school listening to the principal and whatnot.  And it felt about as weird as we expected. Continue reading

Going Out

I’ll save any further issues I’m having with the busses for another post.  (I’m still waiting on word from the school district.)

No, sometimes, as I’ve said before, it’s about us.  Autism doesn’t just really affect the person who has it, but the entire family around them. Continue reading


This is the third week of the Monster’s public schooling.

The bussing issue seems to be resolved for the time being – we haven’t had any repeats of the obscenely long bus-rides AM or PM.  (I do know the bus was late, by 5 minutes, one morning this week to the school, but that’s not bad considering they were 20 minutes late here.)  I’m “content” that this has been resolved, or that I can start turning the screws again to get it fixed. Continue reading

Not Quite the Magic Schoolbus

Sorry for not posting as usual this weekend – I decided to take a break and spend as much of it with my family as I could, rather than worrying about blogging. 🙂

Anyway.  So, I wrote last week about our disaster with bussing (see I Aim to Misbehave) on Tuesday afternoon.  I was very happy, as I wrote, with the school system’s response to the issue and how they took me seriously when I complained about it. Continue reading