Friday, August 2, 2013

And now we talk about Sparring Camp and Ryan Gosling...

So we used to do this thing with Ryan Gosling ages ago…  A bunch of Special Needs bloggers would all link up and share the same image of Ryan and add our own twist to that same image.  Well, I’m happy to say it’s back. 

The kids have been in a Tae Kwon Do Sparring Camp for the past few weeks.
Sparring Camp.
I’ll just let that sink in.  My kids, with no gross or fine motor skills to speak of, are enrolled in a class where they are being taught to beat the crap out of each other.  They are being taught to respectfullybeat the crap out of each other. 
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

When the load lightens...

For as much as I’ve been complaining and making noise about summer vacation, I have  a little secret…..I like summer.

We’ve stopped going to therapies for a bit and we’re taking a bit of a break.  There comes a point where you have to be happy with where you are, and where the kids are.  I can’t keep making the kids to go to places they don’t really want to go.

Because what does that say about me if I insist?  That I’m not happy with my kids, as they are?
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer can suck it, part deux.

And then we fast forward to our summers now.  I can’t leave the kids outside to play by themselves.  I don’t dare.  The kids are dysregulated, we’ve had meetings about Lizzy and her Dyslexia, we’ve been going to therapies and Tae Kwon Do camp.   And after this weekend I’m calling to a halt to everything but the Tae Kwon Do camp because I’ve already paid for it and every child needs to know how to spar with their siblings, right?
Anyway….I took the kids out to our local blueberry patch on Saturday.  It was nice, not too hot.
The kids started out, “I’m hot.  It’s too hot.  Can’t we just go to the store and buy some blueberries?”
“No, we are not going out to the store to get blueberries, you need to see how these things are made, out in the wild.  Well, not really out in the wild, but you get my point.”
“No, I don’t get your point, Mom.  Why can’t we just get them at the store?”  Alex stated, one last try to get us to stay at home.
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Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer can kiss my a--

Dear God in Heaven, we aren’t even half way through July yet???  Someone please pass me a drink, a soft mallet, a hammer to drop on my foot, heck anything to put me out of my misery...  Read about it here:  Four Sea Stars.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The thing with public education.....

So we’ve been keeping this under wraps because, well because.  I found out early on that talking about Special Education can get you in trouble.  You just don’t do read more go here: Four Sea Stars.