Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Praying for the Power of Parenting !

I hope and pray that I never stop being amazed at the wonder of parenting

If someone suggested that it is easy, then they must of been from another reality,
or maybe it was just their day to use as much sarcasm as possible !

But, really the rewards, should you choose to notice them are really wonderful.

Yesterday, I was talking on the phone to the people from the school district, about Shane--
Next year he will be in kindergarten and his team and I feel
that an IEP {Individual Education Plan}
will be the best school experience for everyone.
However, it sounds like Shane is so smart-- that he might not qualify in the traditional manner--
He has the academic skills --- but he still needs behavior support in the classroom.
The person I talked to on the phone mentioned that we may have to "label" Shane emotionally disturbed child --- in order for him to get services(IEP) !!!!
If there had been a feather near by,and someone would of waved it- I would of fallen to the floor...
My dear,sweet son is NOT emotionally disturbed, just because he has difficultly transitioning from task to task , --- !
WARNING I am trying to keep my comments from becoming postal...

So, after much discussion with Jerry, the teachers at Shane's' school and friends like Patty who have been there, done that--- I think I might of found a new path~ to an IEP!

I am going to see if our pediatrician can help with a diagnosis--- She has seen him melt-down in her office she has also seen my sweet child just be--- Sweet.
I am going to ask if we can evaluate Shane to see if he is hypoglycemic-- or anything close to that--- His teachers and I notice that his behavior can be more difficult right before snack- or mealtimes-- Although I do give him snacks often we are wondering if he has too many high and then low sugar levels ?--- Definitely a question for an expert!

After reading all this I bet you are asking yourself ...but where did you find the Joy, the rewards?

{I was looking at Shane's eyes this morning and teasing him, I said that he had purple eyes, and I kept teasing him, he finally went and looked in the mirror, I wish you could of heard his voice, "I have BLUE eyes, Mommy~ Blue like the SKY!!!!!" I was still smiling when he came up close to me and I asked "What color are Mommy's eyes?"-- his answer-- Muddy dirt green! }

I got a little email from another Mom, who has three kids who are very ... ummm... active... Anyway... the email was a forward about how a Sunday school teacher was talking with her 4 and 5 year olds-- To see if the kids really understood how a person might get to Heaven.

{I'll cut and paste it here...}

I was testing the children in my Sunday school class to see if they understood the concept of getting to heaven.

I asked them, "If I sold my house and my car,
had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, Would that get me into Heaven?"

"NO!" the children answered.

"If I cleaned the church every day,
mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy,
would that get me into Heaven?"

Again, the answer was, "NO!"

By now I was starting to smile.

Hey, this was fun!

"Well, then, if I was kind to animals
and gave candy to all the children, and loved my husband, would that get me into Heaven?"

I asked them again. ? ?
Again, they all answered, "NO!"

I was just bursting with pride for them.
"Well," I continued, "then how can I get into Heaven?"

A five-year-old boy shouted out,
I read this to Shane, and he said, "Yup, you die, and God lifts you up to the clouds, then He fixes you! And you don't hurt no more!"
ah, the Joy's!
Thank you LORD, for sharing these blessings I call children with me! Thank You!


Kristi said...

That's my theory on Noah as well. The doctor last year wouldn't test him because he didn't get "shaky" so I will be finding a new one this time. his kindergarten teacher believed me and instituted a morning AND afternoon snack to make it easier. I know I will have to document it in order for him to get snacks in first grade. I am ABSOLUTELY convinced that half of the boys labeled ADD/ADHD are really hypoglycemic. Also, take a look at how much red dye 40 he's ingesting. A BIGGIE for hypoglycemic kids.

Sorry for the novel...I feel very strongly about this issue. Go with your instincts and please keep me informed.

Childlife said...

"Muddy dirt green" what a character! :D Sounds like something I would hear around my place from 'you know who'! Give that boy a hug, Stacey! :)