As I dropped my kids off for their final day of school, the emotions hit me a bit. The twins began HeadStart right after turning three. We all struggled with this “new”. Nathan and Lucas would fight tooth and nail for Mommy to not leave and there were lots of tears. We had very few words and this Mommy sat all day wondering if they were okay, were teachers helping them, did they understand what was going on. To say I was a nervous wreck was an understatement.
This year we have had so many changes. Lucas and Nathan both have Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. Both were diagnosed with speech apraxia. Lucas is wearing SMO orthotics. Nathan finally received the sensory processing diagnosis we were fighting to get to help him. We’ve all continued to learn together. But the thing that stands out the most is how much these two little boys have fought and learned.
As a Mom, I’ve seen the changes unfold but the thing that hits me the most is individuals that see them and get to see the changes. They can listen to the sentences the twins are making. My baby boys love to tell stories and talk to anyone who will listen. We might not be where everyone else is at BUT they have blown many away. Many have approached me and told me “WOW”.
Tomorrow we will head into our IEP Meeting to prepare for Kindergarten. We all know where I stand and from the sounds of it, the twins WILL be in the same classroom. Nathan and Lucas are excited they will be in the same building as their big sister.
There is something I say often and it holds true. It doesn’t matter how many children you have had. If you have twins, take everything you learned before and throw it all out. Everything is different. While parents are the first teachers of our children, my boys teach me something new everyday.
You’re growing up my baby boys. You are two tough little boys.