Wednesday, November 21, 2007
So I have been taking my tests to get my cdl to drive the cougar bus for our boys at cca, and because of that I'm getting to spend so quality time at the dps, for those non-texans substitute dmv here. The shortest wait I've had has been one hour, and that was just to retake some written tests. And now I'm sitting in the parking lot staring at a butt load of cars absolutely dreading going in there. First of all is the smell, a putrid mix of hospital and nursing home, I keep looking around for some octagenarians on beds wearing diapers. Second, yesterday I counted 5 different languages being spoken. I love Spanish and I'm absolutely intrigued by language, so this was like total brain overload as I tried to listen and figure out which language was being spoken and who was speaking it. This practice just got me a ton of weird stares and I think I learned how to cuss in korean. So here I go, off to another beautiful multi-cultural experience... Wish me luck, or providence, which ever...
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
So I'm here at an education conference and I attended a great seminar by Jody Capehart on add/adhd. Most information and seminars on add/adhd focus on how to get kids with this neurological disorder to be less add/adhd and stay out of the way of progress by "normal" students. This one was a breath of fresh air. I suffer from add, or attention deficit disorder and I my 8 year old has adhd, or attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Many of the battles we face as a family are challenging and very stressful. Some days are good, some are bad, and some are very, very ugly. Back to Jody Capehart, she presented the information in such a balanced way, not giving us a free pass, but also not throwing all the blame us as well. She has co-written two great books on the subject and I recommend her as an invaluable resource. Hasta luego