Ducky Diaries: August 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

1 down and roughly 36 more to go.

 We've made it through the first week of school. *The crowd goes wild* *cheering ensues*

Bear seems to be loving his new school. Being in a much larger class, with lots of loud little people, not so much. His teachers and therapists are all working together to help him acclimate. Which for him acclimation looks like, pushing him to stay in his regular ed KG class just a few moments longer each day until he has a meltdown. Yesterday he got up to 45 minutes all in total and started around 10 the first day before cracking.  So. Progress.  an increase of 35 minutes for a child that responds to loud noises as though he has glass shards in his ear is a very BIG accomplishment.

I am thankful that we happen to have a public school at our disposal that is willing to go at Bear's pace and let him lead the way, while still pushing him to go farther and work harder.

*Breaks loose in my own head temporarily for a dance party*
*Work it, make it, do it, Makes us harder,better, faster, stronger. NA-na-na- that that don't kill me. Can only make me stronger........*

Alrighty.... Thank you Kanye for that musical interlude.

Anyways now that I'm back where was I? Ah yes. Bear's awesome school. I definitely feel that even after only a week, that this new school is the right fit. They are already figuring Bear and his needs out and finding ways for him to adapt and be an active part of his classroom. The gaps left by his previous school have been glaringly obvious now that his new school is shining the light on them.
So yes. Good. Joy. HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY. We like new school.

Pictures or it didn't happen.

                                                      1st day of Kindergarten 2016/2017
                                                          Friday, after school, week 1!

                                           Now, let's recap and cry together, shall we?

 Pre-K 2014 year 1, 3 y.o fuzzy baby                                        Pre-K 2015 year 2, big boy baby cheeks

KG 2016/2017- "Mahalo Mom, check ya laterz!" 
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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Lingerie Ninja

You know those days nearing the end of an American school, 3 month long summer vacation where you have decided to give up and go with whatever happens. As long as no one is dying or in need of emergency medical care? Because you cannot parent any longer. And you cannot break up one more fight or yell "SEPARATE!" one more time. Or make one more PB&J with the crusts cut off and a side of ranch (I'm not joking).
Where the necessity of talking to another adult outweighs what is going on around you, or even on you......

Don't lie. Don't you do it. We've all been there. 


*Yes that is multiple pairs of my forbidden flower covers around my neck. No I did not put them there.*

           *Friends will laugh at you. Real friends will tell you their kid is eating plastic*
*You will also give in because in a way it feels like a scalp massage so you pretend it is just that and not actually your child playing dress up with your crotch dwellers and your sand sock carriers. You momentarily will float away to the land before kids and remember that one time you spent hours getting your nails done and drinking frappuccino's. Then a bra strap will give you a nostril lift and you will fall back down to earth like a fiery rock and wonder where it all went wrong.* 
 * At some point you will begin to realize that you really need to get up but your child is insisting that you are not done at the beauty shop of horrors..... SO........ YOU'RE NOT DONE MOM! SIT DOWN OR I WILL SHRIEK LIKE A DEMON FROM THE DEPTHS OF HELL WHO HAS COME TO STEAL YOUR YOUTH AND SANITY So you continue to sit and send pictures to your friend who has a pretty appropriate response.* 

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Friday, August 5, 2016


 Here we are an entire month after my last post. I don't even know. I wish I could say we were on some grand adventure before school starts (in one week) but no. We've been here. I have spent the last 3 weeks attempting to enroll Bear into Kindergarten in our new district. It's been a giant PITA! With lots of voice-mails, e-mail's, phone calls not being returned, phone tag, and me yelling a lot about I.E.P. in hand. 

He's finally enrolled. YASSSS! And already flirting with the secretary. School starts the 15th. The new district seems like they're talking about some BIG things this year that were not ever even an option at his previous school, so I am happy. And definitely less yelly. It got bad, picture me.... 5'5, little average person, with the bark of a rottweiler. "SOMEONE BETTER RETURN MY CALLS BEFORE I DIAL THIS ATTORNEY'S NUMBER! MY SON HAS RIGHTS! YOU ARE VIOLATING THEM! DISCRIMINATION!!!!"

Turns out it was not discrimination, it was summer vacation, and a lot of "um someone better call her", when everyone returned to their offices.  So, my bad to everyone I finally talked to and subsequently yelled at and then subsequently apologized to. Ya'll are great. Very nice. Am excite to work with you the next 3 years. Let's help Bear to do big things. Yes, you forgive me now? I am Momma Bear, bite first, then ask dead victim questions. My bad. We cool?

Here's to hoping this will be a really goooood year and that they are willing to take the other child who is actually a honey badger next year.

So onto an entirely different topic.....
Remember that one missing sensory bottle?
Remember it?
Still haven't found it.

Everyday I wonder when it will attack.

Okay so- topic jumping like a MOFO today, lots to cover little time.
To my fellow mommas, or sock lovers. Bear wears Orthotic AFO's. His are the kind that come up right under his knee's, and I am having a heck of a time finding tube socks... Like the long ones with the colored rings at the top. I mistakenly bought 20 pairs of 'crew' socks only to realize they stop half way up his shins, which, no, not good.  It's like the world has suddenly shunned the 80's. which makes me really sad. And also left me in a predicament. We neeeeed tube socks. Help a sister out and leave me a comment below if you know where I can find decently priced tube socks for a boy who wears about an 8.5 shoe in boy child. Thanks much.

Wooooo how about pictures to round this cluster duck of a blurb up nicely until next time.
Being that it is the last week of summer vacation  I am pretty much throwing activities at my kids to keep them out of my hair. So I jumped onto the 'water beads' craze wagon and really dig it. As do the minions. Two hours of solid quiet so thumbs up in my book. Except that they are now all over my backyard.  But hey moms & dads if you have $3.00 to spare and want calm head to the craft section and pick some up. They are awesome!

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