Monday, September 29, 2014

Target Mikey :)

Last night we were at the Target in Poway, CA to buy my 7 year old son a new Skylander figure. He had brought his iPad mini into the store, but in his excitement over getting a new toy - he forgot his iPad in the store. A few hours later we realized what had happened and we figured that we would never see the iPad again but we drove back just in case. My son walked up to the customer service to ask if anyone had turned it in to lost and found and to our total complete surprise a guest had just brought it in a few minutes earlier. We are so grateful to the guests and employees at Target for reuniting my son with his iPad. It's great to know that there are still good people in this world who do the right thing.
— at Target Poway.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Meat is Murder? Don't go there child.

Dani's been a vegetarian for 3 1/2 years and we've always been very supportive. But when she gets preachy it's obnoxious. Today I had some beef jerky on the 2 hour ride that turned into a 5 hour ride and she starts in with "the poor cows" and goes on a tirade about how meat is murder. Oh child, I thought to myself, you really shouldn't go there. But if you insist on going down this route for 30...+ minutes you leave me no choice to play Meat Is Murder by The Smiths. So there she is listening in the back seat, bawling like a 2 year old who just got her favorite toy smashed or something as she's listening to Morrissey whine... When the song was over I told her yet again that I support her decision to be a vegetarian but I would appreciate her keeping her judgment about my eating habits to herself. Or else I will play that song again. She sobbed and gasped and swore she would be less judgmental. Mother of the fucking year.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Making sense of scores....

Looking at Mikeys tests before the meeting tomorrow. I can't get this kid. He has aspergers traits. Crawls under the table when he had to work. Kabc-ii fci is 133. He's withdrawn, argues and breaks rules. Scales shows likely adhd. Gars - 3 based on me and two teachers shows very likely for autism. Gads has me as high probable for autism, current teacher low probably and last teacher borderline. Adaptive behavior assessment shows below average at home and school. Last year WISC was 116. No idea what all this means lol

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Warning - Moving Facebook content here

For my Facebook friends - you will start seeing content here and on Facebook.  I hope to use this blog as a place to document and preserve the great stuff my kids do and give them something to look back at when they get older.  So - sorry for the repeats :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Where were you when the world stopped turning.....


13 years ago I was watching it all unfold on TV. I was taking the last class for my bachelor's degree and had to drive from Linda Vista to San Marcos. On the way I called my bff and she could barely understand me through my ugly cry but when she figured it out she was crying too. I got to school and we cried some more and they sent us all home. That was the day our generation lost our innocence, when terror came home. Always loved this song. Alan Jackson summed it up nicely. Take a minute to remember those we lost, the first responders who are still recovering and the family and loved ones of all the victims. Hug your kids. Hug your parents. Hug your friends.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Just another day -

Excuse me if I ramble, but that is the point of this.

My children are wonderful.  Complex, difficult, stubborn but wonderful.  My job is amazing.  Challenging and frustrating at times, but amazing.  My life - my life is a mess.

Each day I feel like I am wandering through the muck and mire - trying to figure out what my purpose is.  It's never enough - I try so hard to be everything for everyone and I always feel like I'm failing.

It's time for me to try to be everything for ME.  I may be selfish or I may just be lucid.  Not sure which yet.  But here's to a brighter happier future.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Where babies come from????

Mikey just asked "how do babies get out of their mommies tummy" me "I'm not prepared to have this conversation right now" him "why not mom" me "well I can tell you the doctor had to cut you out of my belly" him "why did he do that" me "because you were facing the wrong direction" Mikey "oh. My bad. Really it was."