Got an independent expert in to see ds who confirmed he is in the right placement (after a year of him being there). Not perfect and room for improvement, but generally a good place full of kind, caring and keen staff who are open and non-defensive.
DS had a grommet operation on Monday, DD finally got her ENT appointment through for in a couple of weeks after I called and queried if they really meant April.
Ha ha. Well lots of us are used to communicating with people with 'alternative' ways.
Honestly, when ds had his General Anaesthetic on Monday and was asleep, I was just about to walk off when the doctor said 'right, give him a kiss before you go' and I stared at him thinking 'erm - oh, okay', because me and ds don't DO kisses. He's taught me how to parent him, and it definately doesn't include kisses.
Of all the people on this board Star, you are the one I would be most terrified of meeting. I always feel distinctly ditsy whenever we are on the same thread discussing something important. You on the other hand are always so eloquent and able to get straight to the heart of the matter.
Of course having a shedload of holes in my brain doesn't help much on the thinking front. The number of times I've been desperately trying to get an idea to form, only to finally get it a few hours later and find the thread has moved on - it's most frustrating I tell ya!
Moose you underestimate yourself. Lots of your contributions are very eloquent and well thought out. Though I do get the bit about threads moving on. I do my best thinking while empting the dishwasher or something and then I either can't get back to the pc or everyone else has moved on. Or some days I want to type something but just can't get brain and energy together.
Moose I am notoriously shit at social stuff, and have even been referred to, and seen, Occupational Health doctor through work about my 'traits' but, having met a few MNSNers and even had one to my house it has surprised me how easy it has been. It is very odd and quite special. Definitely not scary. And I agree that your posts are very eloquent and full of great advice.
Your last sentence sums up my problem. I tend to post sporadically these days - while I can actually manage to form a fully fledged thought or idea. I find it really frustrating, as, as you can probably tell from the length of my posts - I have never been a woman of few words!
'You on the other hand are always so eloquent and able to get straight to the heart of the matter.'
LOL. I always feel the same about you. In fact, I think you're much less hit and miss than me.
And also, you are quite right to find me scary, because so many people who have met me have said 'oh, you're not scary in real life', so, you know, until you've met me I MUST SEEM scary, - which is a shame that I'm not in rl and probably explains why I got so much shit from LA people in meetings and had to switch to writing to them instead.
Ah, a RL evening with the geese, and no-one bothering to pretend to be totally NT.... I'll be in the loo a bit too often, so I can privately about some inane comment I made which no-one else will have even noticed [nearly inappropriately mentions pelvic floor weakness emoticon] [oops- off to in loo emoticon]
Ooo zzzzz the allure - you seem to have come over all 'Miranda'.
Mareeya, you just made me laugh. I was watching an old episode of the comedy 'Dinnerladies' earlier and they were going on about how Jean always managed to bring her 'plumbing' into the conversation at inopportune moments.
ps I'll be hiding in the next cubicle.
Right folks - that's it for me, I am at the stage of requiring matchsticks for my eyelids and will be regretting it tomorrow if I don't give in and go to sleep.