I am grasping to settle down with routines..seems like one thing to another with both kids, even myself too. Cory started new school this week, again, it means paper works, telling teachers about him, getting him into a new routine, and getting him to follow through. I noticed today, he has a bit of tempers at school. I was bit taken back by that. He seems to be happy to go new school, he talked about it for two weeks and was very excited. He jumped right into it when we came to visit and on Monday. He seems a natural to get into it. But today, it was a different story. I am not sure..I know that he hasn't been "napping" as he should these days. It is hard to forgo naps ..it's not the time to do this. I just know. Today, he fell asleep on the way home, five minutes after we left school. OUT COLD! that is why I didn't want to drop his naps yet. I knew he would be tired especially that he is starting new preschool this week. SO now he goes four times a week..
Today it was surreal for me..walking into my old school (no, it was not the same building) but the "memories", teachers, and the facility itself is a trip to memory lane. I have to admit, it was kinda of strange. I was a little nervous. ha ha. Will I be whisked away to the principal office once again? I know I was quite mischievous little kid. They had stories to tell..
Anyway, Cory was quite clingy today. Which I was really surprised to see that, he is not usually like that. I am trying to make sense of his emotions. I think maybe walking into the school, they suddenly go straight to music class and Cory did asked twice to go to classroom to play. But we had to follow what is school's agenda..he wasn't too happy. Everyone were singing and dancing. I think Cory was overwhelmed..so was I. :P I guess it is something that we both have to get used to. Music is VERY important for kids with hearing loss. It gives sense of auditory inputs, it gives repetitions and it helps for their brain to grow with words, and language process. I know that Cory doesn't really like music for some reasons. I never force him or try to push him. I think in time, he will. Remember he only had a year into CI process so really this is all new to him still.
Cory asked me to stay with him during classroom time..which it is very odd. But then I remember when we went to his hearing preschool, same thing for few days. So they don't seem to mind having me there anyway. I was able to show what Cory can do and helps with some of the things that can help them to help him etc.
I left for a hour..and came back. Saw that he was into his mischievous self by testing bit..not listening to teacher, when she asked him to clean up etc. and so on. I didn't know whether I should step in classroom or not. (watched from the observation room) but eventually I had to step in when Cory threw the plate mat and was putting three grapes into his mouth all at once. I know he was really testing the water there. But when I came in..his face turns red!!! He knew that I knew that he wasn't been cooperating. So immediately, he shaped up right away. LOL little bugger! I was able to share some of the ideas how to work with him when he is acting like this...
but it kinda of went downhill from there. They were doing a good bye time at circle time. A girl is a helper for photo put aways and saying good bye. Cory wants to do it. But it wasn't his turn..he just literally flipped and took off his both CIs and threw them! I was bit shocked. I never see him do that with his CIs before!!! I know that he learned it from other kid. But didn't think it would be him doing that! Boy I was pretty mad. And I gave him a time out. He was screaming and crying. oyyy what a great first day with me! So finally when he is calm and ready. I gave him his CIs back and then we discussed about his behaviour so on etc. I explained to him that it was NOT his turn to be a helper..teacher told you about that. You need to accepted it. She has to know about this..so I said if that happened again, just put him in time out. Cory can be very demanding if its not his way or when he wants something..
So we were about to go...it was time to go. Cory got bit of fits..he wants to go outside. But they are not going outside today. So I knew that it is gonna be tough from there on because its one thing then another and another. The teacher told him that it's not today. Cory then started to whined and jumping and so I had to keep moving and get ready to go. I had to drag him out while he is whining and crying and then pick him up to the truck. After 5 minutes driving, he was out cold! whew..nice and quiet drive home!
I know its a new routine once again. I just have to ride this out and hopefully he will settled soon once he start going to new center.