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."