Walter got out of school and was in a great mood. Turns out the teacher thought he did not have the homework at all and that’s why she made him do it in class. I’m still not thrilled she did even that. I feel singling him out and especially keeping him from socializing with his peers is not the most constructive way to deal with him. It does more damage to his self esteem than anything. I’m still writing a letter to the principal, teacher and superintendent. I plan on talking about what spurred the conference, what has happened since and what I would like changed based on what we agreed on at the initial meeting. I’m taking a few days to breath and compose myself. Then I’m banging out the Dude-a-festo. I’m then taking it to each party and asking them to sign if they agree with it. I’ll be willing to edit and discuss. I’m not making demands. I’m just stating what I thought the conclusion at the meeting was and what I feel supports that conclusion and what doesn’t support it. We’ll see.
We did 2 pages of homework tonight which is all I’m ready to push him for right now. It took about a half an hour but there was no drama and a relatively low amount of hi-jinx. He slept in his clothes but that seems to be one of those weird control things he does. We don’t judge and frankly he sleeps through the night so what difference does it really make? None. I’m not wasting energy there. He told Dudette this morning he wished he could “stay attached to her forever.” We’re going to try and make that wish come true.