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Friday, September 09, 2011

This week has been stressful. I'll talk about the good the bad and the ugly, but not in that order. I want to end on a good note.
The bad- this week my four year old has been sick for days, and its been raining hard off and on, when I have had me time. I haven't been able to walk near as much as I've planned for the 5k training. I have some calories to burn today to make my weekly goal.
the ugly- this week I have had parent teacher conferences, with my son's teachers. Some of them are understanding (he's super smart but has some special needs due to a seizure that was caused by some swelling in the brain that lead to some damage) special ed genius paradox. Two of his teachers though... ugh. One just isn't a great teacher. There's not a lot you can do, when you start out with someone who is limited in their abilities and doesn't acknowledge it. My son had high marks for class participation and for homework, but low test scores. A lot of the class has the same problems. The questions aren't clear As long as my son passes and does all his work, I'm not stressing the test scores. The other teacher is ANAL. She has a very rigid must follow all rules and cannot think or do anything different than posted or absolutely no credit. She's an English teacher that squashes creativity. Scary bitch. In other non bad news, my son's other English teacher is a beauty queen and works with him. She's thin, very pretty, long hair, and intelligent. I think he has a crush.
more ugly- I had a dentist check up and cleaning yesterday. I have a phobia. You know those people who are afraid of spiders. Well, the dentist is a big giant spider to me. I survived. It was stressful.
The GOOD- I didn't overeat yesterday. It's a big deal to me. It was a very stressful day. I'm taking it as a victory. I wanted to stress eat badly. I had all kinds of food thoughts. The bad fat girl in me really wanted to just eat and eat. I didn't! The good girl that's working on losing weight won!
The other good news. I can take on and off my shorts without unbuttoning and unzipping them. They are loose.

I need to shop.

I start work training Monday.
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    He's in private school. It's okay though. Things were overall much better than we expected.
    2745 days ago
    You are awesome! You coped so very well with so very much all at once! I share your denta-phobia - but mostly I am terrified of the dental bills. I know I need work - I know there is no way I can afford it. We're looking into dental schools, to see if they do major things insurance doesn't help for. Anyway, hang on to your great attitude!
    2746 days ago
    Not sure where your son is going to school, GDOE or DODEA, but can you talk to the counselor and get a different teacher? With his special needs which hopefully are documented and the teachers history of rigidity you may have to push but I really suggest you do get a change. If he is getting special education assistance talk to the sped teacher also

    If a parent does not advocate for their child seldom does anyone else.

    I am retired from GDOE. Hope my ideas help.

    2746 days ago
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