I talked in general about 504 plans yesterday, but without many specifics. Sarah Kate’s 504 meeting was Wednesday, which, yes, is pretty quick for the beginning of the school year, but the start of school was a shock to everyone’s system and Nurse Heather pressed to get things set up quickly.
In short, the meeting was pleasant, everyone was in agreement, and we’ll see where things go from here.
The true crisis this week involved Sarah Kate’s lunch. Not bullies or mean girls or a painful stumble in the cafeteria, mind you. No, the crisis that has repeated itself several times in these first two weeks is caused by a potato, or, more specifically, a lack thereof. The students can choose the regular lunch from the daily menu or a loaded baked potato, but they must preorder the potato at the beginning of the day. Several times she’s ordered a potato but gotten stuck with a regular lunch.
If in her mind that’s been the worst part of these first two weeks of school, I’m good with that.
The Great Loaded Potato Crisis of 2014 is an example of how “the sins of the fathers” can come full circle … or something. When my fine, upstanding citizen husband was in ninth grade, his school gave tokens to redeem for different items after the kids paid for lunch. The cafeteria would then know exactly how much of each item to have on hand. Mr. Andi decided to manufacture tokens in shop class in order to get free hot dogs and hamburgers that he and his friends didn’t pay for (necessarily shafting some kids out of the hot dogs and hamburgers they ordered and paid for).
This former leader of a lunch theft ring is now the father of my children.
College Football is HERE! Our beloved Auburn Tigers will play on the brand new SEC Network on Saturday afternoon and I’ll be … hoping to pick up the radio broadcast on a tiny handheld FM radio because I’m going to be so far off the grid I can neither watch it nor stream it.
But I’ll survive, because I’m going to be so far off the grid. 🙂
That’s right – I’m outta here! At least I will be in a few hours. I had such a great time on my last scrapbooking weekend (Unplugged! Off the grid! Beautiful surroundings! No children!) that I’m doing it again. Mr. Andi will have the kids all on his own until Monday morning, but then we’ll hit the ground running as soon as I arrive home, because…
We are having an End-of-Rehab Party for Sarah Kate on Monday. We’ve invited a bunch of our friends (“our” meaning families we know) to have pizza and cake at the park with the brand-new accessible playground. Although she’s not really done-done with therapy, and she still has a ways to go when it comes to stamina, she’s reached the point where she’s either doing or very close to doing most everything she could before the surgery, and we want to celebrate that achievement.
So can you guess what the subject of Tuesday’s post will be? 😉
Our latest uber-ambitious project at Casa de Sligh? Fire Truck Loft Bed for Nathan!
Mr. Andi is 100% sure he can build it, but I’m only 60% certain he can do it, so I calculate the odds of us attempting it at 80%. Although the lunch theft racket lasted quite awhile, so that’s a dubious testament to his shop skills. Stay tuned.
Have a great weekend!
This post was inspired by and is linked to Conversion Diary‘s 7 Quick Takes.