Comments: Save Ringo!

Oh, yes... That is funny.

Posted by Jody at October 1, 2009 06:57 PM

Does this trait skip to the third generation down the line? Somewhere my dad's spirit is laughing his a** off.

Posted by Angus of Lochalin at October 1, 2009 07:31 PM

Jody- Honestly, the ghastly horror in that woman's face was attributed to the fact she was wondering if her kids were going to catch the flu from mine... and end up in comas. Really.

Dad- Well he sure as hell isn't like you or me. And here's another one for you, and yet another reason I need to get him back on his ADHD meds. The kid refuses to THINK. He is completely impulsive. He he LIKES an answer on a test he puts it down.

He was taking a test in Science. It was a test on cells, air, etc. The question was, What makes our air breathable? His answer? He frickin' selected the answer the quiz put as a JOKE. He answered... I sh** you not... Car Exhaust.

I'm going to stroke.

There is no linear thinking. None. He cannot be mine...

Posted by Bou at October 1, 2009 08:44 PM

I wouldn't have been able to resist saying he was in a vegatative coma :)

Posted by Graumagus at October 1, 2009 10:31 PM

Heheh- now THAT'S funny. I don't care who you are...

A....and have you tried coffee yet?

Posted by Rave at October 1, 2009 10:49 PM

OMG!!! I'm sorry, I shouldn't laugh but that's friggin' hilarious. ROFLMAO.

Posted by Teresa at October 1, 2009 10:56 PM

I can't wait to see his stand-up act in a few years....LOL

Posted by P'cola Titan at October 1, 2009 11:25 PM

That was just too funny! And of course, the further that rumor spreads, the more inflated it will become. Your boys are hilarious!

Posted by PeggyU at October 2, 2009 01:22 AM

Non linear thinking is not necessarily a bad thing. I know several people who are now highly successful and amazing people....who would probably have answered your son's quiz the same way. They like messing with you. They are thinking, but they are thinking wayyy beyond the expected.

Don't kill the spark. Avoid the meds.

Posted by DogsDontPurr at October 2, 2009 02:56 AM

DDP- I tell people all the time he has the potential to be really successful. There is something about that kid. That said, he needs to pass 5th grade!!! We're trying to teach him to think and not be so impulsive. I don't care how he gets the answer, as long as it's the answer that is best. Putting car exhaust... wow. He failed that test. He got TWO out of TEN right due to just picking the answer he liked, as opposed to thinking it through.

That's going to kill him in the end! If we do meds, it'll be the patch this time, something he can tear off and have it out of his system w/in 30 min. His drama teacher likes him med free.

Posted by bou at October 2, 2009 05:31 AM

Maybe not which answer is best - but wich is right (or correct) . There might be a big difference in what might make an answer that he thinks is the best vs one that is correct. For most people there is no distinction there, but welcome to a world of alternate realities.

Posted by Web at October 2, 2009 06:21 AM

That was hilerious! Just the laugh I needed today.

Posted by Quality Weenie at October 2, 2009 09:20 AM

Bou - you're right. You need to get him through school to give him the best chance to succeed in life. We don't live in a world that looks kindly upon those who don't get through school. Occasionally someone does well despite a lack of schooling - but they are few and far between. Far more stories that are not noticed are those who fail over and over again because they never learned how to succeed and couldn't figure it out on their own. *sigh*

It's a difficult road all the way. You are a thoughtful parent not medicating him until he's a zombie. That would never be something you would allow.

If some medication allows him to concentrate and learn what he needs to learn, that makes things easier for the entire family... especially him. His spark will always be there. It's simply a balancing act.

Posted by Teresa at October 2, 2009 10:42 AM

Web- EXACTLY! I was talking about it at work today with some other engineers, where our reality is black and white and there isn't much alternate thinking, and I heard myself say, "He picked the answer he liked BEST, not the one that WE would think is 'right'". It was the best answer for his personality. It was just not THEIR best answer. He and I are going to have to have a discussion about choosing their answer vs. his answer.

QW- We need Save Ringo cups. My husband and I kept saying, "Anyone? Anyone?"

Teresa- We will do NO meds EVER before we do the zombie route. I just need something to help him focus during the tests. We can get him through the classwork... we just need to curb the impulsivity during test taking. Right now, we're working on talking about it, working through the issues. I'm giving him two quarters... the rest of this one and next... before we start talking about chemical assistance. I just need him to get through 5th grade. I actually think he can make it through Middle School without help. But 5th grade... too much information, too much required, too soon.

Posted by bou at October 2, 2009 02:28 PM