Oh, it has been a roller coaster couple of days for us!
Sunday Night: Thomas is still coughing quite a bit - conversation about whether or not we should call and reschedule his Tuesday morning evaluation at the school for children with autism. Decide to wait until tomorrow.
Monday morning: Reminder call from the school. I tell the secretary that we may have to reschedule him. She tells me that if I "have any desire for him to attend this school, I will attend the appointment, or he will lose his space" due to the years-long waiting list. Done and done. We'll be there, I say.
Monday night, 10:30pm: Thomas wakes up screaming. His ear is hurting. Nothing we do comforts him.
Tuesday morning - 12:00am: Monkey, woken by Thomas, declares there is a monster in his room and he's scared. He will only sleep in our bed.
Tuesday morning - 12:30am - trip to the store for gluten-free, dye-free motrin. He calms down and goes to sleep. We figure the eval is off for sure. (Note to self: don't let yourself run out of dye-free motrin!)
Tuesday morning - we sleep till after 7:00 (which NEVER happens - but we were up late). Thomas wakes up HAPPY, we decide to go ahead and go the eval - and have to rush out the door. While we're gone, my mom (who's watching the other kids for me) calls to make a Dr's appointment for Thomas when he gets back. Turns out he does have an ear infection.
Ugh! I won't go on (it does and it involves vomiting).
The eval went well. I spent a couple of hours talking to the psychologist and the director of the preschool while Thomas spent time in a classroom (and loved it - he didn't want to leave). This school is amazing. After seeing it, I definitely wanted him there. I can see him doing so well there. The director called me the next morning to say that they think that Thomas would be a good fit there - so he's IN! Starting in August. I'm really glad that Thomas has a late birthday - he gets one more year of preschool, and this school will make a big difference for him (hopefully). We are SO excited. Thanks for crossing your fingers for us!
Getting that phone call was the best part of Valentine's Day!
We're not big celebrators of Valentine's day as a couple, but we like to do fun stuff with the kids. I've decided that pizza, Star Wars, Legos, and good music make an excellent way to spend Valentine's day! Hope you enjoyed yours as well.