Firstly I would to apologise if I have not been commenting on your blogs recently, the last few days have been ghastly, to say the least, and today seems to have escalated to a most hideous proportion.
I had been summoned to school this morning regarding the scissor incident with Olly, that happened on Wednesday.
Apparently my son Olly is now considered as some sort of scissor-wielding maniac that is considered by other parents as a threat to the school and society at large.
The parents of the child, who was unfortunately hit in this incident, have been marvellous. I have extended my utmost and profound apologies to this child and the parents, to which they have most graciously accepted, and understand that it was a most unfortunate and isolated incident.
Olly is to make the child a card and to apologise.
However, there are SEVEN sets of other parents who have complained profusely stating that they do not think that the school is safe when Olly is around.
They seem to think that the school is located in some war-torn inner city country, that is rife with gun wielding, grenade-lobbing child soldiers and knife throwing thugs, and the parents of these children MUST be some drug-taking alcoholic, so off their face, they let their child run wild till all hours of the night, stealing cars, robbing old ladies and generally raising menaces to society.
How do I say this?
MY SON HAS ASPERGER'S!
He is a mathematical and computer genius - I actually asked him for help with my accountancy exam which is at degree level and he showed me how to do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There isn't anything he doesn't know about animals, space, maths and computers...etc.
He can be the most wonderful and caring boy of this earth, he just as an inability to see the consequences of his actions and reactions. He would not purposefully harm a living thing.
Olly was threatened with suspension again and the Head-Teacher was really pissed off having to deal with these parents.
I will be writing a letter to the school so Olly's side is documented and filed. I have also rang up the ASC group and received advice from them - they put it down to moving to high school, just finishing the SATS and also having Supply Teachers.
This situation has been blown out of all proportion - it was an extremely unfortunate and isolated incident - Olly has never done anything like that before.
We live in a society where everyone is so paranoid; the buying of head-gear for babies so they don't hurt their heads when they are crawling. Playing with conkers in now banned unless you are wearing goggles. You cant even cross the sodding road because there are railings all over the place to stop stupid people from running out into the road.
Health and Safety has gone mad and it wouldn't surprise me that after this incident, scissors will now be banned from schools too.
You must excuse me now as I am going to cry and bang my head on a firm surface until I am unconscious. And no, I wont be wearing a helmet.