I haven't updated for awhile.....So much has been going on. Most notably, though, is that Tyler went back to school today! They go for six weeks in the summer and we were so happy to get a spot at Mary Cariola, the same school he went to BC, (before cancer.) We were also very lucky to get the same teacher he had before. She is amazing and Tyler loves her!
I am both thrilled and terrified that he is at school this morning. Thrilled for him because he has missed it so much. He has also missed out on a great deal of therapy this past year. He loves being there, and the routine of it is so good for him.
Then the germ-a-phobe in me kicks in. We have had to be so careful this past year. We have avoided church, avoided the grocery store, avoided any possibility of him being in contact with other kids and germs. We have carried Clorox Wipes and Purell and made sure that we wipe everything down before he touches it. We have kept friends and family at bay, avoided play dates, kept Emmalee home from pre-school if she shows any sign of sniffling. We have been warned and we took those warnings to heart.
And now, here he is, with full permission to go back to school. I am trying not to be overwhelmed with concern, really I am. But the fact is, I do worry. I know I can't hold him back forever. I know that the doctors and medical professionals have his best interest at heart and would never let him return to school if they didn't feel it was absolutely safe. I know. But I'm his mom and I will worry none the less.
Tyler, however, was not one bit worried! He was thrilled! He was so excited to see the bus. His enthusiasum made me feel better. Only two and a half hours until he gets home. :)
Good Morning! It's time to go back to school!!