It was four months ago today that the girls started school. Over the past few months we have had many ups and downs with them both but all in all school has been a very good thing for them. Grace has come out of her shell and turned into such a social creature. She is learning so much and speaking better every day. Her therapists have made so much progress with her.
Abby is still working on her social issues but she has learned so much it is scary. She started school unable to identify any letters or numbers and didn't know the ABC's. Now she knows all of her letter and numbers by sight. Sings the ABC's and has picked up so many cognitive skills. It is astounding.
As for me... it varies day by day. Some days I am so happy they are in school. Partly because it means a couple of hours to get things done with no kids. Partly because I am so glad that they are in such an amazing program. Some days I watch their little bus pull away and I want to cry at the thought that they are out there in the world doing things and learning things without me. You know that quote about having kids is like wearing your heart outside of your chest... it's so true sometimes.
So we have five months and ten days left until summer. I am sure more bumps are going to be hit along the path. I think we're ready for them.