Monday, September 26, 2005


Okay, so I spent more quality time with the goats than with my friends and soulmates. Still, it was reassuring to know that if one of my sons escaped to the far end of the pumpkin patch, or released all the hungry goats from their petting zoo pen, perhaps another SuperMama would be there to make things right. Maybe it is just a bit too ambitious to expect to have an actual conversation when the tribe of quirky kids (accompanied by their quirky parents) gets together. Great fun, though. B. would have spent all his time with the family who owned the place, behind the counter, where he kept wandering every time I turned my back. He kissed one of the daughters on the cheek as she was sitting behind the counter! Maybe when the kids are older we'll purchase some land and open a pumpkin patch of our own.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Ironic Chains

I spent the entire day at a conference learning about the SCERTS Model, (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, Transactional Supports). When I get home, T. tells me that Tutor S. didn't come to work with B, and he didn't have the energy to try to pack both boys up in the car to take A. to his OT appt. I decide to check my work messages at around 7pm, and learn that Tutor S. called my work # at 9am to tell me that she has pink eye, and won't be coming to session with the boys this afternoon. She says in the message, "Call me to let me know you got this message." So, I call her at 7pm to let her know that just now I heard her message, and to see if she is coming tomorrow. Nope. She made NO EFFORT to either 1) find a sub for her session today or 2) notify M. that she was not coming in. Just no show. And despite the fact that I did not call to confirm receipt of her msg, she didn't bother to leave a msg at the house for T. And what's this about T. not having the energy to take A to his OT session? What, you mean maybe b/c he was up till passed midnight watching Netflix dvds? Pretty valid reason for not feeling like driving your kid to the therapy session that he needs. FUCCCKKKKK!!!!!!!

BTW, the Transactional Supports I spent the day learning about refers to the support that the professionals are supposed to be providing to the child and the entire family so we can cope better.

Sometimes I feel like I'm at the end of my rope with no where to turn.....