Thursday, September 4, 2008
Cassie's First Day of School
After the long summer, Cassie had pretty much forgotten about school. That is until Tess asked her what she would like to wear, and if she wanted to come to my house to see her new school clothes. She wanted to "walk" to my house in her wheelchair, and she has gotten so independent it took them over an hour to walk the equivalent of about a block. Of course half of it is gravel, and Cassie refused to let Tess touch her chair, or help her at all. She also wanted to talk about every rock, flower and bush they passed. I couldn't help but laugh.
Cassie was delighted with her new clothes, and even let me cut her bangs. She got all dolled up and asked if the bus was coming. Tess said, "Not today, we are driving you to school." Cassie said, "Grandma riding in my Jeep?" Tess told her yes, and away we went. When we got to school, Cassie had to wheel herself around the classroom and get her coat put away. Then she wheeled herself to the circle where they start class, and found her special spot. That is when we left, with Cassie's lip quivering. She had a wonderful time, though and got to spend 2 and 1/2 hours there unlike her 1-1/2 last year. She will be going three days a week, and her best friend from last year is in her class. Yea!!! If will be a good year!!
As a celebration when Cassie got out of school we picked her up and took her to the coffee shop for her special. She asked for coffee, so we got her a steamer with strawberry and white chocolate flavoring. She called it her pink coffee and was feeling very grown up when JB and Ben gave her a real cup and saucer. She was very disappointed to discover she couldn't take the cup home.
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