I'm a bit cooled down from Friday's meeting.
I am still frustrated with everything and still trying to figure out where to go from here, but I'm not so upset and angry anymore.
I guess that's a good thing really.
And the fact of the matter is that I was given two more places to take M to try to gather more info. Now we just have to decide if and who we want to follow up with.
I will admit the school didn't give me a lot of paperwork to bring home. Tomorrow I will be calling to clarify a few things that was written on the paperwork they did give me (that sort of contradicts what I remember them saying) and to ask for the raw scores on the tests they gave her to share with the neuorologist - since they supposedly showed that non-verbal was her strength area and he thought she had nonverbal issues. I think he should see that in order to change the dx he is leaning towards or to tweek it a bit.
Aside from that, I realized something fabulous today - for my dd's party this weekend, she mostly received non-electronic toys. I think that is fabulous honestly. We are over-loaded on electronic toys around this house at the moment. I'm glad she mostly recieved things that don't require batteries, don't need to be plugged in, or attatched to a television or a computer. Her and her sister have been playing with the Polly Pocket's pretty much all day yesterday and almost the entire time we spent home today. It was so cute to hear them playing and watch them play. The storylines they come up with, the settings, the names they pick, how they decide which outfits to wear to which event that they have planned for their little dolls. I would like to videotape them playing once, just to capture the imagination and the fabulous stories they tell through their dolls!
And another random note, I've been doing a lot for the moms club over the last few days. Phew, this president stuff is taking time. I have a lot I still want to do and accomplish - but the other board members came into this not with the big ideas I have, so I hope they a)don't get upset with me for adding more tasks or b)think I'm nuts to want to do all these things! I hope I can pull some more good ideas together for the group and get everyone on board for pulling them off LOL!
Anyway, that's life in a nutshell over here. For the rest of this week I'm going to try to destress and relax a bit. I want to not be this mom who is so tightly wound that I could snap at any given second! Plus, I am ready to start working with babyboy a bit more at night time, which will require some energy and stamina power on my end I'm sure! But I need more sleep. I really need it. This is not some want or desire, but a need to really function. My 7 year old told me this weekend that I'm not the kind of mom who has a lot of energy and although she loves me just the way I am, she does wish that I had more energy to do things. :-( That made me sad to hear, but yet, glad she felt she could tell me that, and she did it in a very nice way. I want to try to increase my energy level if only just for her - but I need to get some sleep in order to not feel tired all the time!