Unbelievably Good

Olivia never ceases to amaze me.

She had no transition time over the summer this year.

Her special education teacher is out on maternity leave.

She has a new regular ed teacher.

One of the special ed aides moved away.

She has quite a few kids in her class that she didn’t have last year.

She has a new art teacher and a new speech therapist.

She didn’t want to get out of bed this morning.

She’s not been using the potty regularly for the past few weeks.

I was a wee bit nervous about school starting and how she would react.

And then what does she do?

Goes and has a perfect first day of school!

She used the potty the whole day.

She stayed in the regular ed room the whole day and behaved just fine.

Who is this girl??? I’m so proud right now I could burst.

Transition who? Sensory overload what? Amazing, right?

She was really pissed off at me this morning for waking her up so early (which was so teenager-like that I just loved it!) so I promised she could get right into her jammies when she got home. She stepped off the bus, looked at me and said “Where’s my pjs?!?!”

I love my girl. Man is she growing up.

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13 responses to “Unbelievably Good

  1. Wow! She looks like such a tween here!

  2. because she’s AWESOME! i love when our kiddos completely surprise us by making all of our worries seem for nothing. way to go, olivia!! i hope she has a great year πŸ™‚ p.s. : would you mind emailing me as soon as you can today? i have a serious question to ask you. thanks girl!

  3. Grinning from ear to ear. Go, Olivia!!

  4. That’s awesome! I love when our kids surprise us!
    (and she’s looking so grown up!)

  5. Hurray for such a great start to the school year! Olivia looks so cool in that photo.

  6. Yeah! Love it πŸ™‚

  7. Great picture of Olivia! She IS getting old, FAST…
    Love the β€œWhere’s my pjs?!?!” comment too! HA!

  8. Oh what a wonderful surprise! She is gorgeous and shows all of us how to truly overcome adversity.

  9. I love this. My Olivia is all about holding you to promises too. I better be prepared to follow through if I tell her we’ll do something.

  10. High five Olivia! Kids have this uncanny way of adjusting, don’t they?

  11. THAT IS AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Especially because the first day can be rough for anyone and she pulled it off like an ol time champ!!! Woot woot!!! Way to go O and T!!!

  12. Way to go O!!!

  13. She looks so grown up in that picture! You go Olivia for holding your mom to the Pj’s thing! You earned it πŸ™‚

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