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#1 MedicMom

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:36 PM

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For those that were following after they wanted to exclude my son for fear he would have a meltdown and ruin it:

He did perfect. A little fidgeting but no meltdowns or shoving or anything. He sang with a big smile on his face. There were other kids who cried or yelled Mommy or sat down, but they are four. Who cares; it was adorable.

But to show you how loved my son is, my coworkers and the firefighters from DH's firehouse, all big macho men DS adores, came to fill the audience. They wanted DS to have a familiar and friendly face no matter where he looked, and they packed the auditorium. I had no idea that was going to happen, and it was literally the sweetest thing.

On our way out, DS shook the principal's hand and said, very sincerely, "You have a very nice school. But it is time for me to be homeschooled, so I can learn things."
The look on her face was priceless.
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:38 PM

Awwww...good for him!

And the firemen! :wub:
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:39 PM

Love it!

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:39 PM

That is wonderful!

And I bet you wish you had been recording the interaction between your son and the principal- that is priceless!
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:40 PM

:hurray:  :thumbup: :001_wub:   Wonderful!  What a perfect send off!  Thanks so much for reporting back. 


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:42 PM

Totally teary-eyed:)

I have been following as this could very well have been my dd who just turned five. PG, sensory issues, no HFA diagnosis but often has many of the same issues. She would have been devastated over something like this.

So glad it turned out well and he gets to leave in a great note. (Pun intended:)
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#7 Liz CA

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:43 PM

Hope that teaches them something! Yeah for your dh's colleagues!!!


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#8 Miss Peregrine

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:44 PM

Yay!

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:50 PM

 

But to show you how loved my son is, my coworkers and the firefighters from DH's firehouse, all big macho men DS adores, came to fill the audience. They wanted DS to have a familiar and friendly face no matter where he looked, and they packed the auditorium. I had no idea that was going to happen, and it was literally the sweetest thing.

 

 

Thanks for sharing the happy ending!  You've made my day! 
 



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:52 PM

Yay yay yay!!! What wonderful coworkers you guys have. That made me tear up. :)

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:54 PM

Love it! Love it! Love it!

#12 Jennay

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:00 PM

Best post I've read today!

#13 Farrar

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:06 PM

Best ending ever. :D
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:07 PM

Yay!! I am so happy this worked out well for your son. He must have been SO proud to look out and see all that love. I'm tearing up just thinking about it. The true spirit of Christmas prevailed despite the school's efforts at exclusion.

And his comment to the principal is *priceless*!!!

Now I can go about my day with a happy heart. :) Thank you for updating.
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:09 PM

Teared up reading this.  Your coworkers & firefighters are such a blessing to your son!!  Awesome response by your son too!

 


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:10 PM

So glad it worked out and that your ds had such a loving support system there cheering him on!


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#17 Jan in SC

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:18 PM

Yay! That is a wonderful ending!❤️
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#18 NorthwestMom

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:29 PM

Another teary face here. I am SO SO Happy that he lived his dream  and had a room full of support.

 

I have a special education degree and I was SO UPSET over what has happened to your son, both this week and at the last place too. I am SO SO happy both of you were validated and vindicated in your fight! I hope this gives the staff a LOT to think about. Not only were they breaking the law, they were just being so thoughtless and plain mean. I am SO glad your DS had a wonderful experience.

 

:hurray:  :hurray:  :hurray:  :hurray:  :hurray:  :hurray:


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:59 PM

I'm pretty sure this is the best post I have ever read on TWTM.


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#20 idnib

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:01 PM

:party:  :party:

 

I laughed, I cried, I danced.


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#21 momto10blessings

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:01 PM

That's wonderful! He sounds like a great and very loved boy! You're doing a good job!

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:09 PM

:party:  :party:  :party:



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:12 PM

Awesome...all of it! Yeah, that's why we homeschool, too, kiddo. ;)


(Nothing like a "don't let the door hit you on the way out" comment as you fire the school. ROFL!)
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:12 PM

:party: :party:

I laughed, I cried, I danced.


My sentiments exactly!

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:21 PM

Wonderful news! 

 



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:25 PM

Awww.... ^_^

 

I'm so glad you came back to update us!  Thank you for sharing!



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:42 PM

Aw, what a cutie he must be!  I'm so glad it turned out like that!



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:44 PM

Perfect!

#29 heatherwith3

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:52 PM

What a wonderful update! :)

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:56 PM

I'm so glad it went well and he enjoyed himself. Sounds like good resolution all the way around :)

#31 MedicMom

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 04:04 PM

Awesome...all of it! Yeah, that's why we homeschool, too, kiddo. ;)


(Nothing like a "don't let the door hit you on the way out" comment as you fire the school. ROFL!)


He was so sincere too. I realized he truly has no idea that "school" is supposed to be a place where you go to learn things. He believes it's a place to go play, and now he is ready to learn, so it is time for him to come home. He thought he was paying the principal a compliment.

It will probably be several years before I correct this viewpoint. :-)
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 04:16 PM

Love his comment!

And awwwww, the coworkers and firemen -- that's all that is good in the world!

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 04:34 PM

What a wonderful ending! Big hugs to your little boy from his WTM supporters!

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 04:40 PM

He was so sincere too. I realized he truly has no idea that "school" is supposed to be a place where you go to learn things. He believes it's a place to go play, and now he is ready to learn, so it is time for him to come home. He thought he was paying the principal a compliment.

It will probably be several years before I correct this viewpoint. :-)

 

Nothing to correct. I think he was spot on!
 


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 04:49 PM

I just realized this could totally be a Hallmark movie!!!

Christmas, a little boy, a villian, firefighters, spunky internet friends...

(I love Hallmark movies so this is a compliment!)
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 05:12 PM

Firefighters! :001_wub:

What a perfect ending!:001_wub:
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 05:38 PM

I love that he did so well and that the firefighters showed up.

I'm sorry you went through such frustration earlier this week but boy am I glad that you proved that music teacher wrong about your son.

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 07:40 PM

Thank you, idnib for linking this, because I have been wondering about it all day. I LOVE IT!!! Dd predicted the other children would have more "trouble" (for lack of a better term) than your son, MedicMom. :)

Perfection!
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 08:31 PM

Yay!  I was working a lovely physician ED shift today but once I got home, and got all of our younger kids in bed, I had to come and see if you had updated. I'm so glad the concert went well for him and perhaps his school will learn from the experience. [Ok, so the last part may be stretching it but at least their problems will no longer be your problems and that has to be an improvement for you.]



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 08:49 PM

So glad it went so well for your son today. And delighted that he gets to come home to learn things. :hurray:



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:32 PM

Yay!!! You guys are awesome. Way to go, kiddo, and way to go mom!

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:36 PM

Absolutely perfect!



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:45 PM

A happy ending!!! Love it.

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:02 PM

Love this. EMS rocks!!!! My heart is so happy for your son.

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:22 PM

So happy for you and your son! What a wonderful end to a stressful situation! So glad the firefighters came. And your son sounds way more mature than the administration, music teacher and psychologist at the school. I hope he taught THEM something!

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 11:05 PM

I'm so happy I found this thread! What a wonderful ending. :-)

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 11:57 PM

:hurray:  :hurray: