Anyways, we did hear back from the gym that was rude to Max and his friend, A. A's mom and I were a little confused by their response. The owner didn't seem that apologetic for the rude behavior and basically stood by their decision that children either need to leave the floor or participate in circle. I understand their reasoning, but think that they need to make it obvious to everyone, at the beginning of "open" gym. Otherwise, it becomes unfair to children that cannot participate. Had we known at the beginning of "open" gym that circle time was required or else we had to leave the floor, then I would have planned to have Max have a snack during that time. But when they wait until a child presents themselves that can't participate, it appears (and feels) like that child is being singled out due to their disability. And this doesn't sit well with their moms!!
The owner offered us a free pass, so I think we will go back again and see how things are. Regardless of how they were treated- they didn't know it. And they really liked it there. So we want to take them back... hopefully they've made expectations clear from the beginning.
I've been busy with trying to get things done before the babies arrive or I'm just too big to do anything! I am 23 weeks, 4 days today and I can't believe how fast things are going! I am definitely feeling an urge to get things done and done soon!! The nursery is getting painted this week and as soon as it's ready I'll show some pictures!!
Fleece Blanket Drive in honor of Ellie's 2nd Birthday!
We will be collecting new fleece blankets for the Children's Hospital until Feb. 15th. If you would like to donate one- click HERE for the details!!