Monthly Archives: December 2019

Christmas Cards

Last week Bridget’s class was doing a Pen Pal project. Her class had partnered with other Unique classrooms to send Christmas Cards to one another from across the country.  The parents in her class were asked to send in our family Christmas card.

Except I haven’t done a Christmas card since she was two and tortured by the fat man in a red suit. Continue reading

The Gift

Every year I am asked, “What do you want for Christmas?”.  This is always hard for me, because I don’t like to say what I want. I want to be happy with what I have. This year was different. When I have already been given the perfect gift and do not need anything else.

This was the first year Bridget hosted a birthday party. Continue reading

Dear Teacher

Dear Teacher (ESP/Therapist),

This is not about how much we know you care about our children. We know you struggle with them (some days) and you never give up on them. It’s about the process in reporting their progress that hurts.  It also doesn’t make sense.

How can a standard report card accurately state how my child (or any child with an intellectual disability) is doing in 4th grade? Continue reading