Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Wow. Only one comment on my last post and that from a family member! I know I've been slack about writing which means I've probably lost some readers, but I can't believe that only one person had something to say about my last post. Which, I'm not going to lie, makes me slightly nervous that I've pissed some/all of you off.

Please know that I'm not judging anybody if they do choose to opt for any services offered by their school system. IEP's can definitely work. I've seen it work for children that I know personally as well as stories I've read on other blogs. I'm not saying that means there's something "wrong" with your child and not mine. I'm just saying that given the school system we're in (cash poor) and my belief that Asperger's is not really our problem, we just have chosen this path.

Anyway, I hope I didn't offend anybody. I know this is a sensitive topic.

Or hell, maybe nobody even read it. Look at me, getting the big head.

On a lighter note, the other night as Bubba was getting ready for bed, he came into the living room and said "John Thomas said that when you get married to a girl you have to kiss her in just her bra. Is that true?"

Mr. Daddy and I locked eyes while trying to stifle our laughter and come up with some kind of intelligent response.

"Well, Bubba, to marry a girl you have to love her most of all," Mr. Daddy said.

"And you have to stand in front of a preacher and you have to promise to love each other and take care of each other. And then you do kiss. But in clothes!" I informed him, much to his very apparent relief.

I have a feeling "the talk" is just around the corner. I have a feeling we're both going to be horrifed. Who wants to volunteer? Any takers?


Amy Munnell said...

LOL! Ask Mandy & Z. They have a 9 year old. Hahaha!

maggiegracecreates said...

I would volunteer, but I'm rather unconventional in my approach to things.

Just remember - an honest answer doesn't have to fill in all the blanks.

Some of those blanks need to stay unfilled for quite a while now.

Laughter - here's one for you. I was 9 maybe 10 and had just started riding the school bus regularly. (I'm old so there was no segregation of ages on the bus.) I had heard a new phrase and decided to ask my daddy about it. From the back seat of the car - I say "Daddy, what's a blow job?" His response -- and one we all laugh about now -- the best gift a woman can give a man. My mother's response --- long string of cussing and refusal to speak to him for days.

Get ready - sweetie - the road can be bumpy through those preteen and teen years.

Katie said...

HA HA HA - oh Bubba! Love how you handled it. :) As for what's coming, I remember Mir had an excellent answer for Monkey when he raised some issues rather early. I think I printed it out for my "parenting file" - wish I had bookmarked it!

Lauren said...

OH DEAR!!!!!!
I hate when I can't _not_ laugh when my kids do something that is bad/not funny to them. And it happens all the time...When C busted out with her little "it smells like A@# in here"...I was rolling on the floor laughing instead of scolding. You and Mr. Daddy did good if you kept from laughing here!!

Laurel said...

Oh, mercy. Already had that conversation, thank you very much. Been away for a while. Glad to catch back up, and I believe in trusting your mother's intuition. I really, really do.

Aunt Crazy said...

I read it, I'm not offended, just haven't been able to comment much anywhere.

bwaaaahahahaha at your kid...LOL

Leslie said...

Yep, IEPs and therapy do work, but you know your situation best. Trust your instincts. You're a good mother.

As for the talk, well, we've started having those (it's not just one--it's ongoing). I try to be honest and give enough information without giving too much. It's tricky. I allow C. to ask more questions, express her feelings about it all, and then I always finish up by saying "I'm glad you felt comfortable talking to me about this. I hope you'll always talk to me about things that are on your mind. I'll never be mad at you for asking me questions." And then, of course, that not all parents want their children to know about these things just yet and so she should keep this knowledge to herself for a while.