Holy crap on toast, people.
OK, some background …
It’s been a tough few days around here. The kids are fine, our health is good (torn calf muscle and a little under-the-weather-ness aside), but the weight of life’s external worries has been particularly heavy the past few days. It’s just been, well – let’s just say – it’s just BEEN.
But today – just now in fact – something miraculous happened.
I got an e-mail from Brooke’s private speech therapist, Miss S. You may remember Miss S. She had her twelve minutes of fame here not long ago. Yes, twelve. For the uninitiated, just know this – we LOVE Miss S.
Say it with me, “WE LOVE MISS S.”
So the well-loved Miss S wrote to say that she’d seen the post I’d written yesterday about Michelle Garcia Winner’s sold out two-day conference in October. She explained that she is registered for both days. She proposed (proposed – like I’d say no?) letting me go in her place on either of the days. She wrote,
As you have said, Social Thinking is a great resource that [Brooke] is using so nicely. And having gone to Michelle’s conference last year, hearing her talk about it and give examples is so incredibly helpful. I don’t know about you, but I always learn more by hearing someone talk about it first hand than reading about it in a book. Since you have the opportunity and necessity of fielding more challenging social situations at home than I do in my office, I think it is important that you go.
Could you just cry? OK, maybe not. Maybe that’s just me. But seriously, who does that? Who gives up a spot at a conference that they so obviously value so much? Who recognizes and acknowledges that we as parents often face more complex challenges at home? Who offers up help? Who does that?
Miss S does.
I told her that it was a good thing that Luau was bringing Brooke into her office today. If it had been me, I might not have been able to stop hugging her long enough for them to accomplish anything.
Thank you, Miss S!