Monday, April 28, 2008

Please Give Me Patience...

So this was Salamander's first day back in school after April break. And he continues to suffer from environmental allergies and gunked up meta/mito cycles...

His teacher sent an email home, explaining for the second time in maybe 2 months, that a class mate lost a parent (the kiddos lost their moms in both cases). Salamander is 10, his class mates are 10.. this is too young of an age to lose a parent, especially a mother..

And understandably, Salamander is very anxious....The full measure of the fears and anxieties triggered by these experiences will probably hit tonite at bed time...

Salamander is emotionally 'off kilter' and his cognitive functioning is affected today due to allergies + meta/mito issues. Despite what 'the books' may have to say about Aspies and their fabulous math skills, math is NOT one of Salamander's strongest skills. And they are working on converting fractions into percentages in school, and Salamander is just NOT getting the concept (despite multiple times explaining, visual examples and the likes).

We just spent almost an hour on figuring out that 12/40 = 30%. And I am exhausted trying to explain, trying to break through Salamander's resistance, trying to keep my cool, trying to keep Salamander calm and focused, trying to not let his palpable frustration overwhelm me and wear me down...

And pretty soon Potatey will come home from HIS school and will then want MY full attention too. And then there is dinner that needs to be prepared....

Here's what my horoscope had to say about today.

If only, if only....

"Trying to get too much work done in the course of one day might prove self-defeating today, dear Taurus. Your physical energy isn't what it usually is, and you are probably operating on nervous energy. Consider the situation carefully and list your tasks in order of urgency. If you don't get them all done by the end of the day, the world won't come to an end. In the evening: Rent a few movies, order a pizza and relax."

1 Comments:

At 6:07 PM, April 29, 2008 , Anonymous Cheryl said...

I like what your horoscope says---DO IT! (I know, I know...)

 

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