One never knows how it will come up, but it does. The other day it happened during T's Math Live Lesson. We are getting into shapes again and they are learning about the different triangles. His teacher introduced the isosceles triangle and was giving an example the kids could understand. She asked, "How many of you have two other siblings (at home)? Go ahead and give me a smiley face if you do." Without any prompts from me, T clicks the smiley face icon. The teacher shares the results and mentions his name. She continues and gives an example with jellybeans asking them to imagine if you and one of your siblings got the same number of jelly beans, but the third sibling got way less. That would be really unfair. That's an isosceles triangle. I sit with him, so I hear most of the comments and I read the chat box from other students. I just sat there thinking yeah, that is unfair. You know what else is unfair? Life. The third sibling couldn't even get a chance at breath let alone a darn jelly bean! Frustrated. Ooh, the next one she introduces is the obtuse triangle. I couldn't wait for that comparison. She actually said, "Obtuse, like obese!"Seriously? I'm sitting there. I'm overweight, my son is overweight, and I know there's at least one other classmate who is too and she's been in T's class for the past 5 years. I noticed she stayed rather quiet in the chat box. I don't know, I was taking everything personally in this Math lesson and it was only 9 a.m. MST. I was waiting to hear something like, "You know over 90, but under 180 - obtuse! I don't think I'll look at a triangle the same way again! I couldn't wait to logout.
So, the weather here is gorgeous right now. It's like we have an early Spring. I told hubby this past Monday that it felt like March. Even the weather guy agreed with me as those were the exact words out of his mouth yesterday. Geez, almost 9 years ago now, that week. Even sunny perfect weather can be a trigger bringing back so many memories. Wow. My timeline is in full swing. I'm trying to keep myself busy like usual. I'm organizing a big yard sale fundraiser for my walk team for late February. I'm sort of ready to go now, but I want to get a few more donations and I am trying to motivate myself to let go of some collectibles that could bring in some nice cash. We're selling See's lollipops too and was able to score some cinnamon ones as well for the same price as the regular boxed ones. I learned something new. The cookies are out, so there's competition at the workplace.
Both boys had new speech evaluations done over Winter Break. I finally had a chance to read over them this week, even though they arrived in the mail 2 weeks ago. Good reports as she agrees on goals and heard the same concerns. I am going to see if we can manage extra speech for D. I am looking to start teletherapy for T in the next month or so with this same therapist. We could drive to see here, but it's well over an hour away and that's with light traffic. D has had virtual speech with his school for several years and T really wants to have that too. I am happy to have finally found someone who gets what my kids need. She has the experience and it shows. It showed in her office and I loved that she read my very lengthy emails. Love, love. love that! It's going to be really convenient for us as I get to save time, gas, and mileage. I'm trying to keep the miles low on my new car. This one has to last a very long time.
March will be here before I know it. We do have plans to see a favorite ventriloquist close to Naethyn's angelversary. It should be an enjoyable outing for all of us, some laughter always helps. February is filled with events to keep me occupied. There's the MFB kickoff tomorrow. It will be nice to be around other adults for a change. The kids are coming along, but still, people. D will get to meet the world renowned perinatologist who delivered him and that will be a very special moment for me. I get to say thank you one more time to the person who delivered my precious kiddo and nicely put my parts back together. We've got an UBS luncheon at a fancy hotel, more people. Very exciting! There's an outing for autism affected families where T can just be himself and I get to take a break. Got a few weekend conferences, a wedding anniversary, that garage sale, and then it will be several days of tears and diarrhea. His angelversary will come and go, I'll be able to breathe again, and then wait to do it all again next year.
First hugs to you dear friend. Second I think the teacher needs a new lesson plan on teaching triangles. There has to be a better way than that. I know this time of year is tough but we are all here for you! So much love headed your way!
Hi there. Hugs to you as you near Naethyn's angelversary.
Can't get over this teacher's methods! Anyone to complain too?
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