Alien Evolution

Driving my son to fencing practice last night, he began talking about civilization. At first I thought it was just iPad withdrawal, but turns out he was going somewhere with it. I have to paraphrase here because honestly, I wasn’t actually listening in the beginning. I tuned in off and on and it went something […]

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Convos With My Kid

I’ve told this story out loud to a few friends, but I realize I better “write it down” before it’s completely lost in the ether and out of my brain forever. The day after Christmas I took my son to Target to use a gift card (Side note: Never rush to Target the day after […]

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Good Enough

It’s that magical time of year again for the new IEP. (Individualized Education Program) We’ve had multiple meetings every year for five years now – not including all the nightmare meetings during preschool and kindergarten- and I still dread them. I still loathe them. I’ve gotten better at managing my eye rolls and sighs, but […]

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Squeaky Wheels

Today I get to brag a little. Today I got an awesome email from one of my son’s teachers saying he is now working at grade level math. Grade level. For anyone new to my drama asylum  blog, my son has never been at grade level. He has challenges associated with Dyspraxia including ADD and […]

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Thanks, Teach

This summer I’m going to be positive. I’m going into it with high hopes for lots of family bonding time with a backdrop of rainbows and dew covered roses. You know whyyyyyy? Because summer means no homework. No paperwork forgotten in backpacks and then forgotten to turn in. No permission slips or book reports. But […]

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The Other Side

I went to a support group tonight for parents of special needs kids. I sat across from a set of parents just starting out. Just getting through the trenches of post diagnosis, and into that great vast barren beyond of “now what?”. I feel for you. I see you and your smudged eye make up, […]

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