Almost a month?? *blush*

I’ve been reading blogs for a long time. I started with design blogs and then added mommy blogs, special needs blogs, fragile x blogs and adoption blogs…you can see the evolution of the last 7+ years of my life in my blog feed. Inevitably some bloggers begin posting erratically and then disappear. Sometimes they’ll come back months down the line to explain. Sometimes the blog just goes offline and you never know what happened. Either way it drives me nutty. I mean, honestly, how hard is it to cough up a few words once or twice a week??

I’m now getting a taste of just how hard that really can be. I’d love to explain what’s going on but I’m mystified. I can’t even bring myself to look at this blog right now. Duhdee keeps saying that it’s my new (ZOMG PINK) iPad but I could blog on it, there is an app for that. I just don’t. I don’t want to stop blogging, I get so much from it…from you all…hopefully this is a passing phase and it becomes fun again. Soon **pretty please?**

I feel badly for leaving so much hanging out there so let us have a quick update type post…

  1. Niece = lucky = mostly healed
  2. IEP = pure misery in written form = probably going to reject the re-write and exercise stay put (unless the school has had an epiphany in the last week *insert hysterical laughter and a coughing fit*…honestly I’m not sure which part of “We won’t ever agree to that.” they aren’t understanding)
  3. Vacation = pure bliss = a week in Maine with my parents. Auntie let me sleep in several mornings and Monkey went out on the boat with Grampa and Duhdee several times giving me some total “Me” time.

Good enough? Good.

I also feel badly for abandoning this blog even though I can’t stand to look at it (conflicted much?) so let us have a cute Monkey story to make everyone forgive my rudeness…

Monkey has begun to pretend to call people on my phone every morning in lieu of playing Angry Birds. His favorite place to “call” is the local pizza place an order for pick up for two large cheese pizzas. SO cute. Even cuter is when he pretends he’s talking about *ME* It melts my heart when I hear him saying “Pick up Money? Bye sweetheart!” Duhdee didn’t even realize that he calls me sweetheart until Monkey started mimicking him, lol.

OH! And how about I say something nice about school too or would that be going too far? I’ll risk it.

Today, Monkey’s summer school teacher told us that Monkey is the most “intriguing” student in her class. She said she can see that there is just so *MUCH* in there that she needs to figure out how to get out of him. It’s awfully nice to hear someone at the school say precisely what we’ve always said.


At the school meeting we asked about sight word programs vs. phonics programs and the school administrator said they had Edmark and that we could switch it in the IEP. The next day (Friday) we told the teacher that we were going to change it in the IEP and asked if she could get him set up over the summer and by the next Tuesday she had it set up with the reading specialist! Monkey is working on it 3 days a week. Color me amazed.

Too bad she can’t be his teacher next year 🙁

3 thoughts on “Almost a month?? *blush*

  • July 20, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I know… You’re a slacker 😛

  • July 20, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Oh Umma, I feel your pain. I have failed myself and my goal of blogging at least once a month, as I totally skipped June (and only have 10 more days to make a July entry!). It seems to be more difficult for me to think positive thoughts and write about them at the beginning of summer when I know Josh will be home with me 24/7 until school starts in the fall. Our district provides summer school, but at the high school level there are only two choices — a classroom with non-verbal very low functioning teenagers or a classroom with academically high functioning teenagers. Josh falls in the middle and through the crack. {sigh} so for the past two years, I have opted out and tried to improve his skills at home.

    What I really wanted to say to you is give yourself a break. You have done so much for so many of us both through your blog and without your blog….we know you’re there, we care very deeply for you, and the world will wait. We have to force ourselves to do so many things with our days to help our families, your blog should not be something you have to force yourself to do. The world will wait because you are worth waiting for. Just kick back and enjoy your summer. 🙂

  • July 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    You’re on to something there Angie! I *deserve* a summer break too, lol.


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