This box contains all of my children's special education paperwork. IEPs, evals, therapy reports, progress reports, medical info pertaining to school, complaints I've filed, lawyer recommendations, neuropsych evals (well over 100 pages worth), just everything. It weighs over 30lbs.
I can't begin to describe to you the amount of time and effort I have put into this box. I look at it and I want to cry. The truth is I've already cried over all of it many times. I've stressed, I've stayed up late, I've attended hours and hours of meetings.
For many reasons, we decided that it was no longer worth the fight.
(Mostly because I refuse to medicate myself to endure another year of mental torture)
I traded in that box for this:
I am 110% confident that I can better provide what my children need from home. Maybe I'll even be able to learn how to breathe, relax, and enjoy life again without the dark cloud of fighting for their future always hanging over my head.
The kids got out of school at the end of May and we are just enjoying the down time so very much!