Last Spring, Andrew ‘graduated out’ of physical therapy. He was passing the tests you needed to not pass in order to qualify for PT…so…he didn’t need it anymore! At his last IEP meeting, his Physical Therapist, on announcing Andrew’s ‘graduation’ said “so, just keep doing all those out-of-school activities I know you do…”
Right! All those activities I have my kids in! But, wait…
I may *look* like a soccer mom….but my kids have never actually played soccer. They don’t even know what soccer is. They’ve never played any sport, they haven’t taken karate, or had trumpet lessons or anything really, except for a few months of art lessons that we had to stop because Andrew wasn’t actually participating. He was so strung out from his long school day and bus ride that he *couldn’t* really participate.
But…I have an unexpected announcement to make…
Last Spring, Andrew was given a full year’s scholarship to…BALLET CLASS!
I was certainly shocked by this news. Andrew has never really struck me as *graceful*. He’s pretty rough and tumble…and has the scraped knees and bruised legs to prove it. But, a ballet company spent the winter working with the second graders in his school, and when all was said and done, a few kids walked away with scholarships. And Andrew, shock of all shocks, was one of them.
And so, what the heck? Free ballet lessons! We’re going to go for it! Today I bought the shoes and pants he needs and tomorrow we begin. This could end up being really good for him. I hope it works out!
We may not do soccer and karate, but we do LOTS of hiking and exploring. So much so, that last winter our kids were begging us for more time at home so they could play with their toys. Weird kids! :) So, we obliged. This scrapbook page documents one of those days at home.