MizLizzy - 2007-08-23 09:27:58
First of all - I think it is great that she got the job offer, that is a GREAT self-worth boost, and you never know, they may come back with a more impressive better come back and tell us if they do! Second of all -- I love that your kid is doing so well after all the stuff that has been going on. You've got a smart little cookie on your hands! Thirdly -- um...nothing. Just wanted to have more than 2 points to make. Take care.
cosmic - 2007-08-23 10:12:07
That's great that Susie got the job even if she doen't want it. I'l nice to feel wanted. As for Andrew, I am sure he will continue to knock your socks off. Nobody ever diagnosed him as mentally challanged. I am sure his IQ is far above normal in some areas. I am sure it is normal in some areas. But many times, from what my friend tells me, kids with Andrews diagnosis often test way above normal in some too. I love that he has you and Susie. Some kids are not as fortunate.
adoring fan - 2007-08-23 11:48:53
It's so good to hear things are going well for you U.B.
Rebecca - 2007-08-23 12:04:49
I've been reading you since the beginning...I can't believe Andrew is in 1st grade!! Good to hear he is doing well with school!
Katie - 2007-08-23 13:45:57
Good for Andrew! Good for Susie too, but my sympathies lie with Andrew. I was him in first grade- I went to a third grade class half the day. This was OK with my fellow first graders, all kinds of kids got pulled out of class for ESL and speech therapy and remedial stuff so it was normal. The kids it was not OK with were some of the third graders who hated my guts and went out of the way to show it. The third grade teacher was my silent crony- I didn't realise exactly how much she was doing for me until years later. I hope Andrew's teachers are people who'll be there for him, whether he knows about it or not. It's obvious you and Susie are doing a great job for him, but sometimes the teachers don't care like they should. I've been there, I know.
witchy - 2007-08-23 19:53:38
My Asperger's Syndrome son was the very first in his class to read, too! He is waay too smart, but I have to tell you, these kids are emotionally very brittle, and get stressed out easily. Social situations are difficult. You are going to have to be very creative to get him to go to school every day. If you need any tips, ask!
Sandy - 2007-08-24 17:29:31
Andrew is in an excellent school! Cassie has her first therapy appt. Thursday. Thanks for helping us get there.
Barry - 2007-08-24 23:55:25
All is well in Bobland-thats cool!(and entertaining to boot)G'night..
Barb - 2007-08-27 08:20:29
Um, sorry, but I disagree with the interview dealings. If S really doesn't want the job, why waste the company's time? Feeling good about herself is preventing the company from finding an employee who actually wants to work there and you can bet somebody really does, and at the salary offered. If S is happy where she is, then I don't see the point.
Squeakzilla - 2007-08-28 10:26:48
I remember going on many interviews where I felt my time was wasted. Either because of a company's multi-level interview approach or because they wanted to try and low-ball me on my, clearly stated, salary requirement. So I had no qualms about occasionally going on "practice" interviews. I actually recall the following interview exchange: "So why do you want to work for (insert name of company here)?" Me: "Who said I want to work here?" Interviewer, "Well, you submitted your resume and you came to an interview" Me: "Maybe I just like going on interviews or maybe I'm just curious about (insert name of company here). Honestly, I'm not certain yet whether I want to work here or not. Why do YOU work here?"

Turnabout, I believe, IS fairplay.
sinnamon - 2007-08-28 20:07:18
I also, can't believe Andrew is six years old!!! Holy FUCK has time flown by.
Sandy - 2007-08-30 21:41:49
Knock knock...are you there?
gg - 2007-09-02 03:46:13
where'd you go, we miss you so...

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