One topic I had already planned on writing about as part of my first 6 posts – was my “Why?”. More specifically – I already had a draft ready for inspiration to strike – titled: “Watching my Kid Become Mesmerized, Solidified my Why”.
A couple of weeks ago, or probably a month ago at this point… I was helping my 8yr old with a homework assignment. It was about the Rocky Mountains. More specifically – we read about the highest peak in Colorado – Mt Elbert
– Standing tall at 14,440 feet.
Something we read spurred her curiosity and for the first time this Pandemic – I watched my 3rd grader fall in love with the world again.
She has complex needs. The mere thought of School has been a struggle since Preschool. Distance Learning or Virtual Learning, whatever your county calls it – has added an extra layer of panic-inducing stress to our day.
You see…my kiddo had a whole team of staff that she could rely on, that knew her, that could help re-direct her, that knew exactly how to meet her on her level.
That is not to say that I cannot meet her on her level. But it does mean that I am only one person. I can only fulfill so many roles that my child needs daily. And sending her back to school when the schools open is absolutely not an option for our family. We are an immunocompromised household so we will make distance learning work no matter how many tears we shed in the process.
Where was I going with this? Ah yes…We talked about Mt. Elber. And then she asked if it was a Volcano. So we did some quick googling. Ok just kidding – I just did the googling and the Jury is still out. I don’t think it is a Volcano but I don’t think it’s not a Volcano. I am so confused.