To my son's teacher.
I'm sure you get this every year, A mum who over clings. Lingers- telling you her every fear.
I leave my baby with you, the first time a stranger will watch him in all his life, The decision to leave him with you, I did not make over night.
I know you are trained, your educated and you get it, But I can't help but worry and Stress you might forget this-
My baby he is special, he is fragile and he is young. My baby cannot speak, he cannot tell you when he wants his mum.
Please know he is lovely, he is precious and he is kind. He may lash out and get upset when he can't get anxiety out of mind.
He has this thing about water bottles, loud noises and air con vents, I feel like I need to tell you this in case you don't get what he meant.
You've told me to stay strong, try not to show any emotion, take him to the gate and the rest of the day just go through the motions.
Try not to make a fuss, don't let him see your worry, I hear you and I will do it, I'll be the strong mum in this story.
When I am not there I hope he will surprise me, I hope that a few weeks in he will be absolutely flying.
To my son's teacher, I'm his mum and yes i know him best, but you are so important now to help him and I with the rest.
I trust you. I have faith. I know he will be fine, and I'll try not to be annoying but he will always be on my mind.
Lots of love, Mum to one of your students with Autism X