While observing Ben’s classroom the other day, I saw something that concerned me. When the class does group work, Ben completely zones out while the other “special needs” kids are more engaged and responsive. This doesn’t surprise me. If you want to capture Ben’s attention, you need to get in his face, which is hard to do in a group setting. Otherwise it’s basically glorified daycare. A friend suggested that he be assigned a classroom aide to help keep him focused. I will raise this issue at Ben’s IEP meeting tomorrow. Teresa will be there as well. I’m happy to report that we’ve been getting along very nicely. Conflict free. I think she sees how involved I have become in my boys’ lives and how crazy they are about their Daddy. This in spite of the fact that I only see them six to ten days a month. My next order of business is to get more time with my boys. If Teresa would agree to it, we could avoid the courts. I’m feeling a bit gun shy to bring this up with her, for fear it will cause conflict. Maybe she will surprise me. Either way, I’ll be sure to keep you posted as this unfolds.