We were so happy to hear his little voice! Because Grayson has such a shy personality, in the beginning, we never knew he liked to talk and ask questions.
When Grayson started EIP his grandmother was very concerned that he would have a hard time adjusting to his new environment considering this was the first time he had ever been out of her or some other close relative’s care. It took three weeks for Grayson to separate from his grandmother at drop off. She would stay 15-20 minutes just to help calm him down and let him know he was safe staying with us. Before long he would slowly come around and embrace his new school, teachers and friends. After lots of encouragement Grayson began to interact with the other children, playing and learning to take turns in activities with others.
Sometimes we would see him looking sad even though he seemed to be having fun with his new friends. We were concerned about why he seemed sad all of a sudden during free play times. We asked him what was wrong one day and to our surprise he said, “Where’s Mimi?” It was very clear that he just missed “Mimi.” We were so happy to hear his little voice! Because Grayson has such a shy personality, in the beginning, we never knew he liked to talk and ask questions. Today when we see that he’s acting distant, all we have to say is “Mimi will be here after lunch” and he smiles and continues with his day.
Now when his grandmother picks him up in the afternoon she is so happy to see how well he is doing at his new school. She is so pleased that he has made friends with his peers and they enjoy each other. When his grandmother picks him up in the afternoon he has to tell all his friends good-bye before he leaves and blows kisses to the teachers. Grayson has made such wonderful progress!