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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:29 PM
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So, I took my kids to therapy tonight...
The therapist and I have talked politics a couple of times. After the election I was beyond depressed until I found this place. Anyway, she's with us. (If you're posting out there :hi: )

Anyway, my DU shirt made it's second public appearance. So what if it's freezing? I put on a white sweater underneath it, and proudly displayed my t-shirt that tells the world that the revolution won't be on television. When I took off my coat and she saw it, she said "I love it!"

I may be going crazy, but I seem to be seeing more and more "Proud Texas Democrat" stickers in the back windows of trucks around here. Of course, the SUV windows still sport their dubya stickers, but fuck em!

Anyway, I had a really shitty day at work, and this made me feel much better!
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:30 PM
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1. Hey if a therapist makes you feel better
then she's doing her job :D
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:35 PM
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3. Technically, she's not mine, she sees my kids
Every now and then she calls me in for a little chat first. She always picks the right days...when I have just had it.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:31 PM
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2. That is way cool
we have to take the encouragement where we can find it. I am glad to hear your therapist is of a like mind....makes trust a great deal easier!
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:37 PM
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4. I agree!
At least I know that if my very opinionated Aspie son says something like "Kerry should have won", he gets consoled, not verbal thrashings. She's the only therapist that he hasn't run off. Three have gotten what I call the look of fear after seeing him in full meltdown mode. They never officially drop him as a patient, they just keep "forgetting" about appointments or having medical emergencies on his appointment day. This one has seen it, and is not afraid.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:39 PM
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5. How wonderful for you and your son!
Do you get respite care?
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:44 PM
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6. I ship the kids to grandma's every chance I get
Every respite I've looked into has a waiting list from hell. We have an in-home trainer from the school district that comes sporadically and works with him. She was coming weekly, but I told her about a really bad episode that he had (explosive physical aggression), looking for help, and she got the look of fear. Now, she MIGHT make the required two visits a month.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:54 PM
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7. You are a superior mother
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:59 PM
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8. Thank you!
Lately I've been feeling one step short of a breakdown. I'm way overdue...I've never had one.

Gotta brag a minute now...


Tuesday night, my eight year old daughter got first prize in the art contest for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. She doesn't advance to the actual show, they only selected one boy and one girl from each grade level. It was too cool to see her light up when she saw that blue ribbon hanging on her picture.
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