Bersain graduated from the fifth grade today. I didn’t expect to feel so emotional about it. However, recently I keep having PTSD-like flashbacks to the first month of his kindergarten year. At that time, he inexplicably started hitting and kicking other kids, and was in danger of being expelled (or whatever you call being kicked out of kindergarten) until we changed ADHD medications from Ritalin to Adderall.
Fast-forward to today: Although still probably somewhat immature for his age both physically and behaviorally, he has come a long way due to his own maturation and the help of his family and teachers. He still has some difficulty with writing, but we are working on that. Had it not been for math, he would have received an Honor Roll award today; and had it not been for two sick days, a Perfect Attendance award. He is a cute, smart, sweet funny kid, and he has come a long way.
I’m sure we will face challenges in the future, but we will “cross that bridge when we get to it,” as they say. For now, I’m a very proud mom (Just don’t remind me that he starts middle school in two months)!
By the way, congrats to all the other grads out there!