Did I mention that Severus started planning with me? I think I did, but anyway, it’s wonderful.
It’s been a few weeks, and over the weekend we sit together and plan our upcoming week: changing Shaun the Cool Fish’s water, cleaning his room, quality time things, and he’s keeping track of everything so much better.
I’m hoping it will continue when our routine changes and we have new and different things to do.
This weekend we’ll be making cards for his classmates for him to give everyone next week. Today, he said he wanted to share with the class that he was leaving, but when the time came he wasn’t able to. He was so sad when I picked him up, we just sat in the dirt and hugged until he was ready to talk and walk home.
We talked about how difficult it will be to say goodbye to his friends, and shared some hope for making new ones, and excitement over exploring new places. I’m prepared for his big emotions, I know to expect them.
In a much more fun discussion, we talked about time zones! He loves the idea of jet lag - he thinks it’s funny that his brain will still feel like he’s in New York, when his body is in Washington. We were thrown totally out of whack by AN HOUR, but sure, let’s encourage jet lag! Goofy kid.