After the holiday break, our son awakens earlier than usual. He remembers last evening’s preparations for a “regular day.” He is cheerful and enjoys his breakfast and usual other morning routines. He practically skips down the driveway to his bus.
However, a domino effect hits at his program. As the program resumes, the staff sees that the special needs folks are still a bit out of sorts. The teachers and staff have to start from scratch, rebuilding the routines.
When we previewed this holiday havoc topic over on our Facebook page, a friend who is a teacher commented,
“Post-holidays are tough for us teachers, too, as students may be impacted longer than expected by routine disruptions. Every Monday at our residential school is a little chaotic.”
We are breathing a sigh of relief, back to our normal routines at home and work. The “break” is now beginning for us! But it will be a few days before it is the same for our son and his program staff.
How was your Labor Day weekend? How’s the aftermath?