Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I think I may have gone over to the overkill side of things. Now, I'm not truly sure about this, but it's a possibility.

I know we're moving this coming Fall. No, I don't know what date exactly, but it's going to happen as sure as the sun comes up in the morning. While I have been known to procrastinate about things, this I can't ignore. When I can't ignore it? I do what needs to be done.

The Boy takes speech once a week at a private facility. He was able to get "outside" help versus school speech because he wasn't in a public 4K program. We did the referral dance and the insurance company worked with us (!!!) to get him some help. I do fear that with us moving, he will lose valuable progress while I get all three kids settled in school while unpacking a home. We'll be using a new insurance plan and I'll have to learn the referral dance all over again. Time for me to be proactive. I've talked the public school he's going to for kindergarten into speeding things up for him to be in speech. They're going to do their best to get him an I.E.P. (Individualized Education Program) established before we move so that whatever school the kids end up at, that school will recognize it and immediately get him into speech. The ball is already rolling on that. We've done our part, I hope the school follows through on theirs. Starting in June, my son will be going to speech boot camp (my words there). Two to three times a week, he will do some intensive speech therapy. Hey, it's free (as in no co pays-my husband has paid the price over and over again) right now and I want to get whatever help I can for my son.

Next week starts our family counseling. Now, that's going to be interesting. I'm not playing with this, Internets. Moving is hard. Moving your children away from their lives is hard. There is nothing easy about it at all. We are going in to therapy as a family to make sure we're all on the same page, lines of communication are open, and we're as prepared mentally as we can be. I have a teenager. Need I say more? I have a tween who is coming into herself. I have an ADHD five year old. Dude. We're dysfunctional waiting to happen. I tell everyone we go to counseling/therapy to stop the crazy before it happens. I'm all about some preventive medicine here.

Do you think all of that is overkill? It's going to make my summer weeks a little busier than I'd like, but what better time to get what I can accomplished?

I've enjoyed this week with my son so far. I get to see how much he's learned this year as we watch all the preschool shows. Before? He watched with some, but not complete, interaction. Now? He's hollering out the letters, singing along, and shaking his booty when need be. It amazes me and shows me he really got his money's worth out of PreK/4K. He talks about kindergarten every day and how he's "so excited" about going. (Here's where I cringe because he'll have to attend TWO kindergartens because of our moving-ugh.)

There's three days of school left for the girls. I do believe they're ready for a break. Although, I'm sure, by July they'll be ready to head back to the hall of learning. Paige for the social aspect and Makenna to get access to the library.

It's just an easy busy (compared to hectic busy) week here at The Edge. We have awards ceremony today, a visit to Ms. Rose, a visit to Dr. M., and a commissary trip to fit in somewhere. A friend of ours is retiring this week and we are excited to attend his ceremony this Friday morning. Add in a graduation ceremony Saturday for a friend's daughter and we're completely able to call it busy.

I like easy busy.


ronee said...

oh..can i get some easy busy?

Roni said...

Are you keeping Tricare? It the same referral process on the retired side if you are.

Michelle said...

I like your busy...its making it closer to home:)

Krys72599 said...

You know what? You do what you have to do to make it work for all of you. If that means family counseling, great! If that means a little amaretto in Mama's coffee, well, that might work, too!
But the bottom line is you do what you have to - they've been working all this time, why fool around with your ways now?!?!

The Pauline Goat Ranchers said...

We'll be praying you through it!

If you feel that family therapy is best then, Girl, I say jump in whole heartedly, you know your family best!!

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Girl - you were SO not lying about both of us being TOO BUSY this summer. Give a call when you have a moment to spare. We have GOT to do lunch!

Monogram Queen said...

I like easy busy too! I don't think you are crazy at all, I think therapy is a great idea to help everyone cope with changes and forestall (hopefully) any problems! Best of luck to you sweetie!

Kristi said...

Wow...I'd say that is certified busy alright. I think you are SO smart to go to family counseling BEFORE the crisis hits. So many disasters can be dodged if you talk about it before and during the process. I often find myself thinking, "I sure wish I would have talked about this sooner. Would've saved me a ton of heartache and sleepless nights.".

Busy Texas Dee said...

I remember moving when we were growing up. Dad isn't about counsaling so we just had to deal with it. So when it came to me having a child of my own (Ashley) then when I had to move for work so I could keep a roof over our heads and food on the table then it was "look this is just the way it has to be". Looking back on it now thank the Lord that most of the time we moved close to mom and dad so that helped, but I think it was really hard on her and she could have probably used some counsaling but now that she is almost an adult she is realizing that I did what I had to do to make sure she was well taken care of and we are now in one place and NOT planning on going anywhere for a while. So a am glad that she has come to realize that yes it was hard but when it comes to family you do what you have to do. And as for busy I know what you mean. I don't have to be going anywhere and still be busy here with a teenage (soon to be and adult) and two toddlers running around so I'm surprised I can even get this post done. And on that note I gotta run I here Sweet Pea not liking what her brother is doing. Love you.