A Belated Non-Update
July 29, 2007
Sorry, sorry. Sorry!
I mentioned that Friday's evaluation wasn't the important one, that it was probably just formalities and paperwork and that sort of thing, so after it turned out to be JUST EXACTLY THAT I couldn't think of anything to say about it. Formalities and paperwork. The Nonevent of the Century.
A very nice woman came to our house. We all marched downstairs to Noah's basement playroom, which I'd frantically cleaned that morning, and I even stacked the Play-Dough neatly and in rainbow order, like I don't know WHERE Noah gets this crazy need to arrange his toys in tidy little lines; the kid is such a freak sometimes.
She asked a million questions about Noah and pulled out some toys. Noah obliged her requests to put some blocks in a bucket so long as everybody would applaud for him, then called a reflection of himself "ababee" and stared blankly when asked to name some Teletubby dolls. I told her we were more of a Dora and Blue's Clues household, and she wrote that down.
(MOTHER ADMITS CHILD WATCHES CARTOONS. FAIL!)
We signed some forms. We received more helpful worksheets and checklists and a freaking awesome booklet called DREAMS & CHALLENGES that contains the greatest photos of Mall Hair Mom Mullets I have seen in years. The Big Evaluation is still set to August 9th at 9 am. For Noah to qualify for our state's free services, he needs to demonstrate a 25% delay or more during that assessment, independent of his doctor's opinion and all that.
Needless to say, we want us some free shit, so we fully plan to mess with his schedule that day and wake him up early. They're clearly trying to catch him at the top of his game with that morning appointment, so I am going to play that game RIGHT BACK AT THEM. (I'd prefer something later, like in the middle of nap time, after a roundly-rejected lunch of steamed broccoli, and to possibly hold the entire evaluation on the center of the sensory-overloading Gymboree parachute.)
We also need the speech therapy so Noah can get down to the serious business of picking up the ladies.