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Day 6 of 30

Monday, May 21, 2012

I'm kind of cheating by going back to Day 6 when it's Day 8, but my thoughts are atleast I'm doing it. I work doubles on Sat and Sun, then I'm off Mon-Fri so it's kind of hard to blog on the weekend, but I'm trying.

The therapeutic horse fair and rodeo for children with special needs that I attended was fabulous!! After my poo week it was just what I needed to make me smile. I'm sure there are parents out there with children who have special needs that can understand this! Sometimes it feels like I spend hours advocating for my son...it never stops! I work on the weekends, but he is my full time job mon-fri. From Dr's appointments, therapy, meetings with the school and other assorted people...dealing with health insurance and medications. It NEVER ends!! Just when I think things are going to be ok they close his classroom!! It just isn't fair. So, Sat came and I was a little down and out. Stressed on top of it wondering where my little man is going to end up next year. Will he find someplace that understands what he needs? Will he have a teacher that can see how wonderful he is? Will he go somewhere that they can look past his troubles to all of the great in him? Goodness...I was a hot mess! The second he climbed on that pony and rode around the arena my heart swelled! I almost started bawling like a baby! It's moments like that that make it all worth it...the stomach ulcers, the worry, my thinning hair lol!! What a wonderful program! They had a bounce house, face painting, a balloon artist, petting zoo, and then the rodeo! And I won 4 tickets to see the pittsburgh pirates baseball game (made my girlfriend so happy she's a sport nut). I can't wait to post pics as soon as I get them uploaded!
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  • IAMFRANSGIRL
    I'm so glad you got a chance to have fun after your stress filled week. I home schooled my nephew because there wasn't anyplace he "fit" He wasn't "autistic enough" for special programs and he wasn't "slow" enough for others... And even though a school will say " we want whats best for your child" they really just don't GET IT - at all. Best of luck, I hope you find a good fit for your little guy.
    Oh! Congrats on those tickets! Lucky you!
    2252 days ago
  • CSPMARLENE
    Oh, my goodness. My heart goes out to you. I waited till later in life to go back to school for a bachelor's in elementary education. I feel your worries and this whole time I've been in school I've had one hope and dream...and that is to be that teacher who would see the greatness in your 'little man'. I do hope he will be placed in a classroom with a teacher who knows that all children can learn, it just takes a little more effort on building a relationship with him to know his learning style and needs.
    Good luck to you and your 'little man'.
    2253 days ago
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