Friday, January 09, 2009
My goodness I am tired! I had 3 meetings today- 2 over the phone and 1 in person- about my son Aiden. The first was a phone call from a social worker/mental health professional who is working as a school counsellor type lady. She asked me questions for about an hour about Aiden and asked my permission to work with him some at school. Of course she is taking over for a different lady who had asked me all the same questions previously but apparently was unable to leave the new lady any information at all... or the new lady didn't read the answers... or just wanted to check if anything had changed in the past 2 months. Whatever.
The second was a phone call from another mental health type professional lady trying to put together a team of people to meet about Aiden as part of the disabilities consultant stuff... obviously even after a full hour of talking to her I am not entirely sure what it is she does... but she is coming to our house to meet with me next week. Perhaps I'll figure it out then.
The third mental health professional type lady came to our house for about an hour and asked me dozens and dozens of questions about Aiden to assess his eligibility for extra funding of some kind. I also have no idea what that all entails. But I answered all her questions anyway.
AND I cleaned my house.
By the time all that was done I could have gone to bed right then. Unfortunately the day was nowhere near over.
Aiden thanked me for cleaning the house when he got home from school. Really, he did! He said "wow... why does this place look so nice?" and I said "because I cleaned it" and he said "THANKS mom!".
I was partly very pleased that he even noticed and partly disturbed that he noticed at all... it's not like our house is THAT bad the rest of the time... I DO clean regularly... really!
Anyway, you wouldn't believe how exhausting it is to answer questions about your child for 3 hours straight. I'm all done.
The crazy part is that it is essentially the SAME questions asked OVER and OVER and OVER again. It makes me wonder why they all can't just get together and ask me the questions all at once so I only have to answer them once. Or maybe I could just come up with a replay button of some sort.
Apparently it is impossible for the different organizations in our lives to co-ordinate in any way.
But hey, at least it is done now.
Until next week that is.