Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Tomorrow is a huge day for the Gurley household. With it I have a ton of mixed emotions. I am so excited. I want to cry. I am beyond ready. I am so nervous. So what's going on?

We start a new school!


Things have been getting progressively worse for Trent at our old school. We were getting a call at least once a week to get him early for his behavior. The added kids to his class {noisy kids}, and he began acting out more and more. We were trying everything without result. 

I had already been researching a new place for the fall when Trent will be 5 but won't be ready for kinder. I found a place and did a 'prospective parent tour'. Trent got to go meet the teacher and be in the class with the kids. He did great! And the school asked if we would be interested in him starting NOW. 

Yes!

Why we're beyond excited:
  • Trent's teacher has a son with sensory processing disorder! And she has taught many kids with similar issues. She is open to lots of alternative things for him. Including bring oils in for him!!
  • The school is on 18 acres with a chicken farm of 110 chickens!
  • They garden outdoors and spend a ton of time outside.
  • It goes up through 6th grade so we don't have to move them for a LONG time if things are working!
The only good thing that is a bit of a challenge is they are done every day at 2:45. Which means more time with them every day. Yay! But it means a big change to my job. I am reducing my hours, but I can't just immediately go down to where I want/need to be due to my current client load. So it'll be another few weeks of lots of night hours (boo), but it's so worth it in the long run.

Tomorrow will probably be tough as transitions are tough on everyone in this family. A venti chai might be in order as my coping mechanism.

Wish us luck! {grin}

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm am so excited for y'all. Sounds like a great fit - for you & Trent! - AP

Dee Stephens said...

Praying an hoping everything goes well for him. I know how stressful it has been. I think that the teacher's child having the same disorder will help!! Good Luck!

Kathryn Bagley said...

Praying all goes well today!!

Anonymous said...

I fail to see how the teacher having a child with that disorder is a positive. Your child wasn't diagnosed with it.... - B

Karen M. Peterson said...

Congratulations! I hope everything went great and that this is a perfect move for you guys.