Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Too Much Everything

James' school held it's annual carnival on campus. It was a day full of games! Food! Activities! Running! Outside! Also: Noise. Sensory overload.

Yup, he spend a good chunk of the day in the resource room.

Not feeling great about the all-day field trip to SF coming up. I had planned to chaperone, but being sick for a week deep-sixed all my PTO. I hoped to plan a strategy with his aide, but guess who has been sick with the bug we had? I feel bad about that, as this bug really knocks you off your feet and makes you feel weak and woozy for at least a week. I am very nervous about the field trip, which is in 2 days.

Now his teacher thinks I am going on the trip, due to a miscommunication. Let's see: all day trip through the Academy of Sciences, tons of noise and fun with classmates while on foot, with things he will find interesting (but which will overwhelm him at times)  ... with a long bus trip to and from San Francisco, and an return ETA of about 4pm, which is 1.5 hours longer than a school day.

Oh, and it's supposed to be hot. James melts in heat and melts down in traffic jams. Plus, when he's tired, he's more prone to car sickness.

Common sense says cancel. But it's not fair to James, having to miss out on the trip. It cost a lot of money too, which I can't get back.

I'm giving it through today to come up with a miracle solution .... failing that I will have to figure out a Plan B for James on that day. Not setting my guy up to fail, especially for something that should be fun.


Annie DG said...

Good luck with whatever you decide! If he doesn't go on the field trip this time maybe you guys can make a day of it sometime over the summer and make a family trek to the Academy.

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