Monday, September 26, 2005

IEP and OT Goals

We have an IEP meeting tomorrow. It is amazing to me that we the parents, 2 therapists, are put into a position to feel that we need to fight for appropriate, quality therapy services. I feel embarrassed, ashamed and outraged that some professional colleagues operate this way. And I feel pissed that the school districts push them to operate this way by giving them caseloads consisting of a buttload of kids (a buttload is a lot).
ps. "buttload" come up on the spell check. I guess that is not an approved word.

Only "shit" is approved.
The recommended replacement for "fuck" is "Fuji". Atleast it is a capitalized word.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Fout Year Olds

Teacher P. talking at the co-op preschool last night. "Four year olds are very interested in identifying and categorizing boys vs girls."
Kianna last week while we were riding in the car,
"Mama, you and I have baginas (vaginas). Alex has a penis."
Me, "That's true."
Kianna,"Marg and Sandrini (my firends) have baginas too."
Me, "That's true too."

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

How Great Is My Job

How great is my job that I get paid to enjoy, play with, and often hug some of the most beautiful little boys in the world.

Monday, September 19, 2005

What is that you're eating?

Today I took my son, A, to run a couple errands directly after school. A step up for me from letting him gaze at the glow of the tv for too long. We went to the library and got some books (I got books for him and he dinked around). Then we went to my favorit coffee drive-thru. The best latte in town, cold or iced! Well he asked for something. Usually I don't get him anything because it will become "routine" for him in his little "I love routine" kind of mind. "Routine" in this case can mean: if I did it once in that order and it was something I liked, then I will certainly expect event B to follow event A again next time! Well I felt bad he was asking for something when he hadn't had a snack or drink yet. So I got him a kid sized Italian soda. Well $2.00 and 3 blocks later it was already gone! Geee, I get to look forward to a big hooha next time when I try to say no.

Next we went to Pet Co. Did you know they have a dog biscuit bar laid out that looks like a fully loaded salad bar for dogs? Or well not just for dogs. They have "dog biscuits" that look like chocolate chip and oreo cookies. That's right, A wrapped up his snack there by stealing back to the "cookie bar" every chance he got. I looked over at one point and his cheeks were just packed full. He just cracks me up. There was no telling him those were dog biscuits. Dog biscuits were abviously at the end of the bar in the shape of a bone, and he wasn't eating those.

Sunday, September 18, 2005


My son has taken up stuttering.
He has developmental delays (especially language), poor attention, ASD tendencies and more. And now he has thrown in stuttering. It seems almost comical. To my knowledge the above and stuttering are not even things that cross over much in diagnosis. For example, ASD and ADD/ADHD together in the same individual. Not a big surprise. But MY son is fully capable of ripping yet another speech and language disorder out of his butt and sticking it on. Stuttering often has strong familial links. Nope, no stutterers in this family. Just beautiful A. who has a little bit of everything.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Reason #43 How I know I'm a mother

I had chapped lips today and all I could find to put on was pink lip gloss in a plastic child's ring that came out of a pinata.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Things I am grateful for

1. The library getting a new computer system and hence waiving over-due charges, ours were over $45.

2. The Peet's Coffee opening in Redwood City

3. naps

4. summer fruit

5. house cleaners

6. a good sense of humor

7. my son being invited to a birthday party

8. some of the magnificent women I am blessed to call my friends

9. licks 0n my chin from my dog

10. my practice being full

11. my children saying "I love you mama"

12. my mothers flexble and good humored nature

13. songs I know the words to