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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Just a Quick Entry, Then I Will Cry

I am sooooooo upset that I could cry for a couple of reasons, one being that I just downloaded my pictures from Anchorage and our trip and all the people that we left behind and only to find out that they were not retained in my computer like they usually are so now I have forever lost those images and it just makes me want to cry!!!!!!! The second reason and the most important reason that I want to cry (really bad) is that my worst nightmare of Griffin's education pretty much has come true. I can't go into it right now because I am so upset, so upset in fact that I don't even want to talk about it. Let's just say that it is a good thing that it is Christmas/holiday vacation for the schools down here otherwise the teacher and the administration would be getting an earfull from me about what their idea of an appropriate education is for my child. I just knew that it would be the farthest from Kathleen and that I would never ever be so lucky as to have such a wonderful, intellegent, kind, and considerate teacher such as her but for sure I didn't think that it would be THIS bad. I know that you are probably eager to hear what happened in Griffin's IEP meeting but unfortunately I just can't do it right now and will have to come back to it. I think that I am going to do some crying now and get it out of my system. Otherwise, we are both doing great. Happy Holidays!


Jan B said...

I hate school conflicts. We are in the midst of one right now where we are being basically told that we don't know our own child. It is infuriatingly frustrating. I hope that your situation resolves soon.

mcewen said...

Sometimes IEP's can seem like a head banging session - you come out and can't work out if it's Christmas or Easter and you don't care either. Hopefully when the floor stops swimming, some sense will come out of it. Best wishes

Peggy Lou Morgan said...

Cry first, then let's talk and see if there is some way I can support you in advocating for Griffin.

KC's Mommy said...

Lora I am so sorry to hear that the school is giving you a rough time. Please let us know what is happening and we will try to help with ideas. Many of us have been through hell when it comes to school for our kids. Hang in there and keep us posted:) Hugs to you both,

Anonymous said...

south carolina schools are not the best. (some districts are fine) you probabaly picked one of the tougher states to put you kid in the public school system in. don't back down. I have a friend who was a teacher there years ago and then moved here to colorado where I am and says to me all of the time that I am lucky that we do not live in the south. Our sons school is wonderful and we are blesses and I fell for you because if you dont have that support, well, then life is 20 times harder.

Kiralea Powell said...

Hi Lora

Crying is the best remedy i find to help clear your mind and get it out of your system. I am so sorry to hear you are having troubles with the school. Please remember i am always here for you if you need a cyber shoulder to cry on. Take care my dear friend and i will email you shortly. Give Griffin and your family lots of hugs from all of us from down under.