|This kid brings so much joy (along with all the stress).|
The school nurse was also in the office, and I commented that I heard she had Teddy's kindergarten teacher visit while Teddy was at her office for his lunchtime medicine. She chuckled and said Teddy was pointing at her office chair that day, so she realized he wanted to sit in her chair. She not only let him sit in her chair, but then she pushed him out of the office and down the hall to his class. What other child could convince an adult to give them a ride down the hall like that ... without saying a word?
Before I left the office, Teddy's principal introduced herself since we've been chatting about the support and inclusion opportunities at Teddy's school and whether they have enough resources. She echoed their sentiments about how much she enjoys Teddy.
What was part of my routine every Friday was made special by others sharing how much they enjoy Teddy. And that is my ultimate goal for Teddy at school: I want him to be loved and accepted for who he is and what he can do. And it's clear that he is.