Thursday, October 12, 2006

You know your not crazy when

You call the elementary school psychologist, where your 8 and 7 year olds attend school, for a speech and occupational evaluation on your 3 year old and the psychologist, whom you've known for 4 years now, starts laughing hysterically when you tell her your 3 year old might be just like his 7 year old brother Damian. The kid she told me last month I named just right. Don't get me wrong, I love my school psychologist, and she loves my kids, but everyone knows Damian is a handful. Not badly behaved, just extremely hyper and vocal, about, well, everything. My little one so far has escaped his Head Start teacher 3 times and nearly scared the woman to death hiding in the classroom closet well silently waiting for Miss. Carol to find him. Now Darrian says "Miss. Carol cries?" I told him it isn't nice to make Miss. Carol cry, but he thinks it's all just a game. She has been teaching for over 10 years and she told me honestly she's never seen anything like this. I told her to ask Miss. Desi, Damian's teacher from 2 year's ago and she'll tell you she has seen something like this, and his name is Damian. Luckily Damian takes medication and until it wears off at lunch time he is able to learn quite a bit. His teacher last year said she always knew when it wore off, because as soon as it did Damian would start mimicking her and wouldn't stop until he went to the nurse for his afternoon dose. This is the kid who last year went on a field trip where his teacher forgot his afternoon dose. She called me to let me know that all the way home on the bus she sat by him where he repeatedly sang "Who Let The Dogs Out..." while hanging out the window. Thankfully everyone around knows Damian and the school has come up with a saying just for him. Whenever we mention Damian, everyone replies "Well you know, that's just Damian."

8 comments:

lori said...

I don't know if you meant this to be funny? I have to say it made me chuckle.

mom of 2 said...

Emily has a great friend and your boys sound just like him! He is one of the sweetest boys I have ever met, but when he doesn't get his medication you better watch out!

Pamela said...

While Damian may need this med, lol I would wonder how the 3 yr old was ignored long enough to be able to hide in a classroom setting. I think it is cute, imaginative, and funny!

Barb said...

Sorry, Christina. I'm laughing my head off. If you didn't mean this to be funny, I really am sorry, but the way you worded this and then when you mentioned that song, Don't Let the Dogs.....I swear, I'm cracking up.

Thank goodness for pharmaceuticals! Right? Oh my word. I'm going to feel so bad if you didn't mean this to be funny. You have my permission to laugh your head off at my next serious post. If I ever do one. :-)

Emily said...

Just stopping in to visit some of the bloggers who have visited me over the last week. . . I rarely have time to do this, so it's a luxury! (Thanks for stopping by my little spot earlier this week!)

You sound like you keep your sense of humor when dealing with these kiddie scenarios! God Bless You!

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

OH My! I think my Chloe's gonna be quite like that!

Oh well.. you gotta love em right? Because you sure as heck can't send em back LOL

Hugs

Julie

Charla said...

OMG that's too funny! Who Let The Dogs Out....!!! LOL I'm just sitting here picturing that one!! :) I only laugh because I'm right there with you! My 6 year old daughter has been diagnosed as having ADHD!! She is such a sweet little girl, who loves and cares about everything (ex: she found a dead bird in the yard and started crying because she was "gonna miss the birdie")She just loses control of herself sometimes! It was to the point that kids didn't want to play with her because she would hit them for no reason. Her Dr. started her on Straterra and it has been a God send. Luckily she is responding well to a lower dosage than normal, so she's not experiencing the side effects, such as weight loss! She's doing better in school with her work and friends and everything! Hope things work out for your boys as well!!

donnell-and-dawn's-tribe said...

All I have to say is lololololololololololololololololol
I could not stop laughing. I am still laughing. Tajahnae did the same thing staring at age 1 she started hiding and I had to call the police two times because I thought I was a bad mom and lost her. I would yell at the top of my lungs and she still would not answer. Till I started to cry. And she did the same thing to her head start teacher. It is not that we were not watching her she was just very sneaky and fast. Thank god she grew out of that stage.