A whine and a smile…

***Commence Whining**

Last night Duhdee and I had to finish all those forms you get at an evaluation for a child with special needs. You know the ones that are for ages 5-21, please circle O – Not able, N – Never, S – Sometimes, A – Always, or whatever.

Here is the whine in two parts:

  1. WHY do they seem to ask the same questions eight different ways?
  2. WHY do they not have a smaller age range? Fine, I get that he should not be expected to be able to handle small home repair projects at this age but every time I have to check off NOT ABLE makes my heart hurt…it feels so negative.

***End Whining***

***Commence Heart Warming Story***

This morning Duhdee and Monkey drove me to work, I had to run back in the house to grab my wedding ring while they got in the truck. While I was inside I grabbed these bangles that I bought recently as well.

When I got in the truck Duhdee told me that when I stepped out the door Monkey said, “Woah!” Then he wanted to try on my bracelets, lol.

God I love that kid…

***End Heart Warming Story***

 

11 thoughts on “A whine and a smile…

  • June 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm
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    Maybe you should teach him the word “bling-bling”.

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  • June 29, 2011 at 1:27 pm
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    Yes! Why DO they ask the same question over and over? And why are there questions on there that don’t even begin to pertain to my kid? It’s way, way too general.

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  • June 29, 2011 at 3:53 pm
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    Same question over and over…to check to make sure the parent is being consistent. If the parent answers those questions differently in many areas, the validity of the whole thing is questioned.
    But yeah, my favorite ‘question’…..acts strangely. ???

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  • June 29, 2011 at 7:36 pm
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    I hate those forms…and I get to do it for 2 kids, lucky me! So…are you buying him a set of bangles? Too cute!

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  • June 29, 2011 at 7:44 pm
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    I should, they’re so loud I’d never have to worry about losing him!

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  • June 29, 2011 at 7:55 pm
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    I love the acts strangely one! I told Duhdee that any child at age 7 is going to get that checked off! Kids are weird! The vomit one gets me too…who doesn’t EVER vomit? How can I not check off sometimes there?

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  • June 30, 2011 at 7:17 pm
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    Yes! Can I think I know what they mean by the vomit one, but they’re not specific!

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  • July 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm
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    I felt awful checking so many “not yets” before my son’s first visit at the FX clinic in Pittsburgh last week. It sucks so much that he doesn’t ask to go to the library, and that he doesn’t carry around money to buy snacks, and that he can’t add two numbers together, but he’s only a year and a half old!!! Meh!!!! I really wish they were more age-appropriate!

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