And we took them inside, and some wonderful people evaluated them.
We learned that our county isn't fucking around when it comes to developmental delay. They have resources and facilities and I may never have been this impressed with a school system in my life. (and I come from a family of educators - so I do have a little bit of experience with what schools offer).
They told us good things. And they told us the next steps. They didn't write them off - and they felt like although we have delay they have some great skills and they acknowledged everything that they do well.
They also talked to us about the pieces they are missing - and defined our next steps.
We left happy - because now there is a plan.
And the witch's curse was lifted, because now however we define their challenges - that there are solutions.
Not being afraid any more seems like half the battle won.