Yesterday was Parent-Teacher Conferences and a VERY busy day around here. I missed playgroup but picked up 1500 boxes of cookies then Dave ended up driving from work straight to conferences while I kept the kids since I never found a sitter. While he was gone I fed the kids and then he took Alex to her 4H Club meeting. It was an exhausting day!
When Dave came home after Parent Teacher conferences he told me that Dominic's teacher said we should think about holding Dominic back due to his "maturity level." He was not happy it all and neither was I after hearing it. He said he must have gave her a dirty look because she said this is optional however he's not up to par with the class. His grades are pretty average it's just his attention, actions and behavior in the classroom. This is a sad sad day because it's becoming more and more clear that now we may have to do something about it. For 2 years now the option of medicine has always been there but I've put it off because seriously, who really wants to dope up their kid everyday? And I really don't want him acting any different than himself....well maybe a little less strange and less hyper but I don't want a zombified child. My uncle who's son has ADHD and Autism and told me over and over don't let the school win the battle and how much he regret putting his son on meds and now I'm afraid this battle is about to begin. He had 2 1/2 years of Early intervention preschool before Kindergarten, has a mid school birthday. He'd be a 7 year old Kindergartner. He was also told because of State budget cuts that any hope of summer schooling to keep him from sliding is out the door so I'll probably be forking out for Sylvan.
When I asked Dave about at least "trying" the medicine the answer was a quick no. I don't know what to do anymore. I feel like everything/everyone is against me at the moment.