I’m not saying I have it all figured out, nor am I claiming I came up with this—it was suggested to me, last year, and I’ve been doing it ever since—but what I AM saying is that if you have a kid on an IEP and you have meetings to attend, the single most important thing you can do in preparation for those meetings is to BAKE SOMETHING.
I’m not the world’s greatest baker. Not by a long shot. You don’t have to be. Just bake something delicious. And then bring it with you while it’s still warm.
Why? It’s very simple:
1) Low blood sugar makes people grumpy,
2) It turns out that it’s pretty hard to say “no” to someone when you’re eating the cookies she baked for you.
(Bonus, but not required: Bake something totally decadent that you yourself can’t even eat due to wheat intolerance! Cheaper and easier than having “SELFLESS” tattooed on your forehead!)
I’m just sayin’.
And hey, TOTALLY UNRELATED: Monkey’s homebound services start this week, and they’re sending… his favorite teacher. Huh.