So, like always for Parent/teacher night, you find out the new changes for that school year, meet everybody, then head to your child's classroom to really get to know the teacher. Well, Carson isn't with the actual 1st grade teacher for too long out of the day. This is the first year C has moved up and we didn't know who the teacher would be.
So, we went to the first grade class, sat in their little desks and was able to view some of the material they would be learning throughout the year. In that instance, Carson's delay hit me. He's out of the 'center time' and on to the big leagues. I looked at my husband, and could tell he saw it too.
I'm pretty sure my mind shut off somewhere in the short presentation. Honestly, I felt like we didn't belong (and, no, they didn't make me feel that way...the seasoned teachers know who C is and have seen his accomplishments). We introduced ourselves to his actual teacher, and just let her know that I would help in any way.
As soon as we left, my husband said he didn't want to go to one of those again - I was thinking the same thing. We shall see.
I can say that we ended the night on a good note - date night! We had to remind ourselves that something will remind of us our kid's delays everyday..we have to look past it and remind ourselves of how far they have come.
Always focus on the positive!