bad thing in all of this Art stuff...is Em is earning money but no one can figure out how to give it to her...LOL. Katie says she doesn't worry because there is so much joy for Em in all of this that praise trumps cash! I am sure in time they will get creative and figure out how to give her what she is due.
Had a nice note from Michelle and in it she mentioned that my 'GEM' had disappeared and she had no idea why or how to get it back...LOL. Told her I had not noticed and wasn't really sure why I had one in the first place...then thinking about it thought perhaps it was sort of like the Sneetches on the Beaches...with "gold stars on thars". So now I am thinking since my GEM is gone perhaps others will be pestering her to remove theirs too...LOL... ;D BUT.... I am really ...really happy that I still have my peppers! Remember a number of years ago when my peppers just suddenly disappeared and no one could figure that out? I do think that when the site was revamped I had to earn those again...and its taken me a LONG time. ;D so hope no one messes with those.
of course you should go to sessions...very good ones...I just have 'old persons butt' and that means sitting for long periods of time without talking to someone or drinking a glass of tea or wine is next to impossible...LOL
I guess it's official...Em WILL be doing a mural in a childs room. I guess she told them that Fridays appear to be her best day...LOL. I am sure a mentor will go with her...hope so. Katie said something about unicorns and rainbows. I know Em does rainbows but not sure I have ever seen a unicorn.
ok...trying again to see if anyone else is going from here. I am also trying to decide about registering or not for the workshops. I think the NDSC needs to have another track for parents like me who are sort of nearer the end of this journey and have our kids settled into their more permanent lives. I no longer am searching for answers for everything Emily does or every single one of her behaviors. I am getting weary of advocacy and all the other soap box activities I once led and participated in. I really like just networking with other parents who are where we are in life now, hearing about their kids and their lives. I get ancy sitting in long workshop sessions.
I think a track for parents like me to just sit and visit with maybe a facilitator would be good. I no long want to participate in "one up manship" workshops...just want to share stories, woes, and funnies with people who would understand. I feel like my child fits into this old world pretty well...and SURE ...things could be better and we could all try harder to push for more and keep the ball rolling faster...but....LOL.
Anyhow just wondering who I might get to meet this trip so Marnie and I can decide how we might spend our time if WE dont attend that much.
I think she wants to go because her friend keeps emailing her about it...and because she has seen all the other SIBs go to theirs. Katie went last yr to her 20th and I am sure she talked about it a lot in front of Emily before she came home to go.
Good idea about the beers. Rule of thumb for her is no more than 2...but in that setting...who knows.