We managed to have a relatively quiet Thanksgiving Holiday. OLA kept it together for most of the five days he had no school. He was calm enough that we were even able to play some board/card games on a couple of the days. Saturday was bad. He really melted that afternoon. But then again we were all tired and a bit cranky. As much as I love this holiday time of year I also can't wait for it to be over and done with. It just makes an already stressful situation that much more stressful. It was so nice to actually have a few peaceful days.
But now we are getting some stress from the school. Last night OLA told us that his teacher said he couldn't wear shorts to school any more. (now in all fairness it is almost December and has been around twenty degrees Fahrenheit the last couple of days) This is so frustrating - in the last two weeks we have talked with both the principle and his teacher about the shorts. OLA has sensory issues and between the various fabrics that he doesn't like and the fact that he easily over heats we have let him wear shorts as he chooses. We provide him with a pair of sweat pants to pull over the shorts for recess if he is cold and we send snow gear - including ski pants- once we have snow. I do not know why they continue to harp on him for this. (they don't harp on little girls for wearing skirts in the middle of January) If he is too hot - he is to hot!!! I've got bigger Dragons to contented with and wish they would just let this matter drop. So we are writing and e-mail today and if that doesn't work then we will try and phone call, and then of course a visit. So frustrating. If it is not one wave it is another. I never thought I'd be fighting with a school district over whether or not my child could wear shorts to school (when it is not an issue of dress code) in December. Do they not have better things to do with their time.Who is it that decides they know just how hot or cold my child is - he isn't suffering from hypothermia of frost bite - so whats the deal anyway? I think I'll go find a padded room and scream my head off - AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!