My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hard Days

Oh I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener.
Cause that is what I'd really like to be.
For if I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener
Then everyone would be in love with me!

Well, I had a hard day yesterday. In a nutshell, Sonshine's teacher thought he didn't know his colors. In reality he not only knows all his colors, but also all his letters, some letters' sounds, all his shapes, left/right, can count to 10...and a whole bunch of other stuff!!

It hit me very hard that I will be spending the next several years convincing everyone else of how smart he is, because he doesn't tell anyone but me. He's very shy and his "Asperger's like" traits are mostly just coping mechanisms for that shyness. It's much easier to repeat what you say than to actually respond to you. Having been a painfully shy kid myself I can understand.

So, what do you do to relieve stress?

I break out in song.

Used to drive this one doctor I worked for crazy (not that she had far to go...)

But I mean really, here we are in the middle of a Pediatrician's office and there are kids running around, do you really want me yelling and cussing?? Cause those are the only options.

Usually, I sing either the Alphabet Song or Zip-E-Dee-Do-Dah, but today it's the Oscar Meyer Wiener song. Don't ask me why.

The most frequent reason for me to break out in song at work was when parents would call in with a question. Then ARGUE with me about my answer. I mean really, who's the nurse here? If you already knew the answer, why did you waste our time calling?

These days I break out in song frequently! It's usually to do with something either child-related or husband-related. Seeing as how we are all suffering (and I mean SUFFERING) from terrible allergies this week, songs are just echoing through the house at all times!!

So, if you ever see me singing some silly little ditty then walk quietly and quickly in the other direction.


Sondra said...

Music does so much for the soul. Singing is excellent for stress. When the boys get crazy in the car, I turn on some oldies, cranked up loud and sing. Most of the time they join in too. :)

Subvet said...

I plead guilty to having been the inspiration of many songs this week. Too bad the Catholic Church doesn't recognize Methodists as saints, you'd be on the top of the list.

diana said...

sorry you guys are suffering so much. doesn't sound like fun. and i can relate to singing when you're frustrated. it also works great when you're anxious about something.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Singing is how I cope...I posted my Yes Yes No song a while ago for a WFMW - the way I deal with little children frustration :) LIke you said, it beats losing it!

Sorry things are rough with your son. I have a friend going through this too. i will keep you both in prayer as you work through the school year.