Sunday, December 27, 2009

A new year, a fresh decade, a clean slate

Time Magazine called it "The Decade From Hell." I'm inclined to agree. They cited a decade that began with the fears of Y2K and is ending with an economy struggling for air. My decade seems to have mirrored the ups and downs the magazine mentions.

I started the decade with a miscarriage, right at the end of the first trimester, when I thought I was home free. I did not handle this well. I'm ending the decade with a strongly intense son, and the breathtaking fear that we are making the worst possible decisions for him.

So I have decided that as of Friday, it's a clean slate. Fresh. It's not enough to erase the old one, it's time to go out and get a brand new one. With no marks from previous years, I can look at each possibility and opportunity and decide which one is best for me, for our son, and for our family.

We've pulled our son off of his ADHD meds. We weren't seeing enough of a difference in focus, and suspected some of his emotional outbursts and hysterics may have been related. His school is not helping us; because his giftedness and disabilities mask each other, he doesn't qualify for an IEP and apparently he hasn't failed enough for RTI.

Fresh slate. No meds and no plans for meds. A new therapist who specializes in gifted kids and families.  Possibly a new school (and probably back to work for me, to cover the likely tuition). New hopes, new plans, new possibilities for the future. As frightening as it is, it's also an exciting time. We get to decide what marks are made on that new slate, and if those marks are worth it. A decade ago, we were sobbing over a lost pregancy and fearful that we'd never have a family. Today we are worried about our son, but hopeful for the future. A decade from now, who knows.

I'm just thrilled to have the clean, unmarked slate ready for Friday.


Jen can be found at Laughing At Chaos.


  1. Here's to the '10s! Clean slates for all!

  2. I"ll drink to that...we survived the 00s! :)

  3. Best wishes as ou begin to re-write your family's story on that clean, new slate. FWIW, I would venture to guess that the things you think were connected to your son's ADHD meds WERE. We have seen awful rebound effects w/some of th emeds we've tried with our son. Right now, we are med-free (for that anyway, he has other health issues) and fine with it.
    Happy New Year!

  4. شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض عند تجمع الأتربة على أقمشة الكنب أو اتساخها بالبقع التي يصعب إزالتها فإن ذلك يبعث على النفس نوعا من الانزعاج ,و عدم الراحة خاصة مع هبوب العواصف الرملية و تجمع الأتربة الأمر الذي يزيد المشكلة تفاقما ويزيد النتائج سوء .

    من أهم الخدمات التي تقدمها هي تنظيف السجاد والذي هو من أهم القطع التي يحتوي عليها أي منزل ,وهي ما تقوم بإظهار جمال كل قطع الأثاث في المنزل.

    وفي حالة ما كان هذا السجاد مستخ أو به أي بقع أو شوائب سيفسد كافة المنظر حتى إذا كان المنزل بأكمله نظيف.

    فتقوم شركتنا بتنظيف السجاد باستخدام مجموعة من المساحيق والأدوات العالية الجودة للحفاظ على هذا السجاد من التلف وإعادته نظيفاً وجديداً مره أخرى

    تتخصص في تنظيف الكنب مع جميع أنواع أقمشته تنظيفا تاما وأرجعاها جديدة كأول مرة قد اشتريته مع الحفاظ على كافة أنواع المنسوجات التي تتخلل الكنبة و ما تحتويه من ألوان و رسومات كل ذلك تقدمه الشركة وبأسعار في متناول يد العميل بإذن الله .

    يمكنك الاعتماد علينا في إتمام عملية التنظيف و على أعلى مستوى ان شاء الله لما تتمتع به الشركة من خبرة طويلة ورضاء لكل عملائها الكرام … اقرأ المزيد

    المصدر: شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض جميع الاحياء