Comments: It Shouldn't Be So Hard

I am hearing you loud and clear with this one...I lie in bed nightly and PRAY I am doing the right thing....heck I am pushing folks this way, that way trying to veer through the normal maze with the not normal kid....

Criminey people BEND BEND...these kiddos have a lot to offer

They are making us wear a sweater for pants you know

Posted by AWTM at February 1, 2010 11:48 PM

I had (I'm going to spell it wrong, sorry) laryngitis the week before my big audition for the international choir. 50 spots and over 500 folks. No voice. None. Nada.

Meds and rest.....and then (not to be done on a regular basis) choliseptic (wrong spelling again) spray 15 mins before my turn.

Numbs the throat and takes away the "roughness". Done on a regular basis does damage because you can't FEEL what you're doing to your vocal chords. But for something like this? Well, it worked.

I'm just sayin'......

(crossing fingers and saying prayers)

Posted by Tammi at February 2, 2010 08:53 AM

Your post has brought back way too many memories from pulling my son through the school system. I have to say I'm sitting here feeling sick for you.

No, it never will be funny. Years from now when Bones has grown up and is making his way in the world (something I have no doubt he will do well with because you and your husband will give him everything you can), you will hear another parent with a similar story and your stomach will clench and you'll feel that twist for them because you know what they are going through.

I'm praying for you - that it all works. Praying hard.

Posted by Teresa at February 2, 2010 10:56 AM

Nope, not funny. Yup - schools are not only doing a disservice to the kids, they are doing a disservice to society as a whole - these creative minds are our future hope! No kidding, look up how many dyslexic or "ADHD" kids have become super successful, important adults.

But the photo is priceless :)

Fingers crossed, prayers sent - hope hope hope.

Posted by patti at February 2, 2010 11:09 AM

I hope he is feeling better soon, Bou, and that he passed the audition!

Posted by PeggyU at February 2, 2010 12:37 PM

Has he been watching VH1?

http://www.nerve.com/CS/blogs/theremoteisland/archive/2008/10/30/quot-the-pickup-artist-quot-had-greatness-thrust-upon-him.aspx

Posted by Harvey at February 6, 2010 03:07 PM

You should read The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon. While it is the story of an autistic adult, not that of someone with ADHD, it's written with a unique perspective and empathy that reinforces the idea that, as you eloquently put it, "...the kids that think a little differently that we need to think a little differently as adults... for they will be the ones to see things the rest of us round pegs don't frickin' see."

Posted by Elisson at February 6, 2010 03:57 PM