Omg. Sixth grade.
Caller ID says Jaysen's school
Person: Hi Jaysen's mom. My name is blah blah...I'm...
*tuning out because this is probably about transportation reminder bs*
I'm Jaysen's teacher....
Me: Wait....whaaaaaat? Teacher? I'm sorry, I thought his teacher was Ms. E?
Teacher: Yes, Ms. E is his Resource Room teacher. I'm his homeroom teacher.
Me: Ohhh.....this is his general ed teacher! Calling me? For.... Wait, who are you again? I'm sorry...
Teacher: Ms. Y. I was wondering if you and Jaysen would like to come in to meet me and see the classroom.
(Um....his gen ed teacher is calling us in for a pre-meeting? Proactive! and Sweeeet!)
Me: Yes, yes, yes...we will be there next week, awesome yay!
Teacher: Great! I know how important it is to Jaysen, and also to ease your mind. I have a son on the Spectrum too.
Me: *gasp* Oh, so you "get" it.
Teacher: *chuckles* Yes, I "get" it.
And so it begins.
The first year my son may actually be mainstreamed for real.
I'm a mix of excited, nervous, and proud.