11th Birthday and 6th Grade

Just when I thought I was going to be blogging more often and now here we are, 5 months later, without a post. It’s amazing how much less gets done when The Mama is dealing with her own medical challenges. But the wrist is better and the foot is slowly healing so, fingers crossed, everything will be back to “normal” soon, whatever that means.

So, Maria turned 11 on June 23. She went to UCP for their summer program rather than going to the school district’s ESY, or extended school year (I call it summer school). I think it was good for her, except she wet through her diaper at least a couple times a week–that was annoying! But they went on lots of field trips, which was fantastic!

Maria started 6th grade this year, do you believe it? She has a male home room teacher, who seems very nice. Maria’s typical special Ed teacher has been sick most of the semester, so she has another one, who is very nice and very feisty–in a good way. Maria got accepted to UCP’s after school program and it took more than 8 or 9 weeks to get the transportation figured out, and then it was only because of the feisty teacher. Sure helps to have someone on my side. After a while, it gets exhausting fighting about every little thing.

The 6th graders are going on an overnight field trip in the spring, so the teacher, para, and I went to check out the camp. Next we need to check out the bus to see how we’ll get her on it.

Oh yea, and I think Maria has blepharitis again. Oh boy.

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