This is week two at Trevor’s new school and we are cautiously optimistic that we have finally found a good fit for him. It has been such a painful journey going all the way back to kindergarten, the year we really ramped up our efforts to find the right elementary school for him. I never would have guessed that the process of attending open houses, filling out applications, and having him participate in observation sessions would be so stressful – but it was!
And then despite our best efforts, we put him in schools that ended up being far off the mark from our expectations. In fact, the last school was a disaster that we would take back in a minute if we could.
Our society seems to be taking things that used to be simple and straight forward and turning them into circus shows that never seem to end. Part of this is due to us parents being neurotic about our kids and wanting the best for them, and never settling on good enough. At the same time, funding of schools in Oregon is not good and there are real problems with many schools, so it’s not all a circus show.
Today we are grateful that he is in school, back to learning cool things, developing new friends, and telling us that he thinks we finally got it right. I hope so.