Friday, February 15, 2008

Up, Down, All Around

Life is a roller-coaster. Mine is a bit of a wildmouse. But then, i can never complain about being bored, right?

We have the new speech evaluation in hand. Evals are both good and bad. Its good to have a firm picture of Joey's strengths and weaknesses so we can consider options and plan supports and interventions and needed services, such as upping speech therapy or asking the school for more service. However, it also means we have Joey's disability laid out in black-and-white numbers, which cannot be ignored. To us, Joey is... Joey. On paper, Joey has a moderate-to-severe communication disability. It's never fun to see it laid bare.

Something happened at school today, and we don't know what. We do know something happened, because Joey came home on the verge of meltdown, and won't talk about school at all- the big red flag that something is not right. He wanted to ride his bike, but he wanted to ride it off the deck- as in, down the stairs. I don't think so. So he then tried to run over his brother. He was asked to stop riding the bike. Instant meltdown ensued... for an hour. What the...?

On the good news front, Grandma arrived and I got to go out to dinner with my husband. The last time we got to go out was... neither of us can remember. We've been wrangling about "when did we last go out?" for a few minutes now. Was it my birthday, 2006? Surely we managed to go out over the summer once? But it is lost to the mists of time. Aren't we supposed to be having weekly dates? Or monthly? Or at least annual? The food was good this time. The company was fabulous. I hope he asks me out again.


Niksmom said...

Ugh, I hear you on the evaluations...Christy over at Following Elias just wrote about something similar yesterday. I hate that we have to go through all that.

Dates? You mean we're supposed to have regular dates with our spouses?? THAT'S what I'm doing wrong! ;-)

Glad you got out...and that Joey DIDN'T ride down the deck steps!

Casdok said...

Hope you get that next date!!

Theres a party over at mine which i would love you to come to. Bring a bottle!!

Maddy said...

Nip on over and collect your award as at todays date.

Stimey said...

It's really hard to not be able to talk to them about what's going on with them sometimes. I feel like that with Jack too.

Congrats for getting out! Remember the days when you could do that on the spur of the moment? I hope he asks you out again too!