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What about this for a comment then!

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MannyMoeAndJack Tue 12-Aug-08 20:49:59

I started a thread in Chat today about the length of the summer holiday period. It's had various replies and the feeling is split as to whether they are too long, about right, etc.

I just had a cracking comment from somebody, bottom of page 4, see if you can spot it!!

sickofthisrain Tue 12-Aug-08 21:36:49

Ooh blimey. I think you were very restrained!

SixSpotBurnet Tue 12-Aug-08 21:42:55


MannyMoeAndJack Tue 12-Aug-08 21:46:19

I find it quite amusing actually. That poster will inhabit a very tidy world where everything is in its rightful place, tied with bows and everything is just perfect.

Sometimes, you have got to see the funny side of ignorance, tragic though that sounds.

SixSpotBurnet Tue 12-Aug-08 21:52:32

I agree smile.

Well put.

Tclanger Tue 12-Aug-08 22:10:33

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SixSpotBurnet Tue 12-Aug-08 22:11:49

ROFL, Tclanger!

Tclanger Tue 12-Aug-08 22:16:41

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ouryve Tue 12-Aug-08 23:04:01

Oh, she's a charmer.

29 long days and counting...

Widemouthfrog Wed 13-Aug-08 15:27:10

Just spotted this. I'd love to show my AS DS the beauty and complexity of this world, but his idea of beauty is a red blanket(anything red for that matter) and he adds his own complexity. LOL

FioFio Wed 13-Aug-08 17:14:03

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Glitterknickaz Wed 13-Aug-08 17:36:11

Isn't it 1 in 10 with an ASD dx nowadays?
That's without other SN ofc.

Very well done for being so restrained. I am very much of the 'hear me roar' contigent to comments like that blush

Seuss Wed 13-Aug-08 17:55:32

If I gave my ds 'freedom from constraints' he'd run off to the nearest soft-play and live there on chips forever.

It's nice of her to have 'every sympathy' for me though.hmm

jenk1 Wed 13-Aug-08 18:05:03

i cant work out the comment, blush can someone give me the gist of it?

Seuss Wed 13-Aug-08 18:13:14

Here's the basics...someone points out that the long summer hols can be a strain for SN families and then some kindly soul says that we can't bow to this small minority of families and that summer holidays are rosy and shiny and perfect....I believe it was posted by someone who lives in a little house...on a praire...

jenk1 Wed 13-Aug-08 18:34:52

oh right,thanks seuss.

not sure what to say about that really.

MannyMoeAndJack Wed 13-Aug-08 18:46:20

'Very well done for being so restrained'

Well it was tempting to let rip but I didn't want SN to become the focus of that thread. I'm guessing that that perfect poster is not broad minded enough to think things through anyway.

Debs75 Thu 14-Aug-08 18:09:28

Summer holidays are way too long when my 9 yr old asd goes back to school in September it can take him right up to the first half term before he settle down and gets any work done. He also can't understand why his dad who works isn't there for him.
It's not just a sn thing either his sis gets bored with all the freedom and now after 4 weeks can't wait to see all her friends at school.
One last thought my sons teachers all say if it wasn't for the summer holidays they probably wouldn't work in a school.

PheasantPlucker Thu 14-Aug-08 18:32:15

Ooh, thanks for that link!

cory Fri 15-Aug-08 13:34:11

It depends on the type of SN- not all SN children have the same needs. My dd badly needs the summer holidays to give her aching body a break; she would need them to be longer. To her, getting a break from the worst of the pain means so much more than potential boredom. I am watching her grow stronger day by day- it's wonderful! It's not about living a shiny drean on the prairie; it's about being able to stay in bed until the worst of the pain has subsided.

Seuss Fri 15-Aug-08 16:40:54

Sorry cory - wasn't trying to get at people who like the hols, it's just the person who posted on the other thread wound me up a bit! TBH my ds loves the hols most of the time and although I find it hard to keep him amused/exercised I don't miss making packed lunches in the mornings!

enjoy your hols!

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