DYK Thread - August/September

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Registered: 07-26-1999
DYK Thread - August/September
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 8:44am

**For those uncertain to what a DYK thread is......**

 

DYK stands for Did You Know or Do You Know

 

It is simply a chit chat thread where every thought is written in sentences and each sentences starts with the initials DYK---it is fun, entertaining and a great way to meet the board members.

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Registered: 03-30-2003
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 2:17pm

My grandparents and parents saved for mine.  I had no debt upon graduation. 

Dh was ROTC.  So he had maybe $1000 when he graduated.  Of course then he had to put in mandatory 5 years of Navy service.  He then extended his tour another 2.  Went reserve for the rest and was done with that officially last year. 

Unfortunately- there's not as many ROTC scholarships as there once were.  Nor are there acadamy spots.  Kristen's HS was very lucky- there were 3 acadamy appointments in her class.

Cheryl

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Registered: 11-19-2010
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 3:28pm

It's a slow start to getting things arranged to have Natalie tested.  *sigh*  I think slow is good, showing us how patient we are going to need to be through this process.  Turns out the school does not make diagnosis, they do elvaluations and then pass thier findings on to us to use with a diagnosis.  In the mean time I have to wait for a return call from our insurance so I can get a referral to someone who will do the diagnosing.  Had a nice chat with her school counselor and she is being very supportive and invited Natalie to come see her and tlak with her if she find herself frustrated or just needing to talk.  I will do that.  She would also like to get to know Natalie to just to get to know her personality.  I hope Nat will go.  I am to email her teachers to let them know some of the things Nat has said she feels she is having problems with.  That way we can get feedback from them  and determine if those problems are taime of day, teaching styles or what ever.  

 

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 3:41pm
That sounds like a good start!!
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Mon, 08-27-2012 - 6:11pm
Sounds like Natalie has a terrific support system ready and willing to help her. That's fabulous. Good luck to all of you going forward.
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Registered: 07-11-2009
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 10:48pm
So mad/angry right now. After the meet, K text on the bus ride home and wanted to go to Buffalo Wild Wings with some of her teammates. Said yes and went to T's clinic; we were home by 8. Text K at about 8:20 and she texts they decided to go to Olive Garden and they just got their dinner. Twenty minutes later, I get a text asking to go to S's house and I said, "please just come home!" next text from her is "will you unlock the door for me?" I assumed this meant, she was on her way...nope, she thought I gave permission for her to go over and meant I didn't want her staying the nite. I've always had a control on her phone to shut off at 9:20 and so other than telling her I'm mad, I have no I idea when she is coming home. I would go get her, but DH is at work and I really don't care to drive across town and risk Jax getting another energy boost. If she's not home by 10, I may just lose my mind!!!
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 08-28-2012 - 8:46am
Ugh Jenn! I hope everything gets straightened out. Text messaging is the worst for that kind of situation!
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Registered: 07-11-2009
Tue, 08-28-2012 - 10:03am
Chelle-that is so awesome that the school is being so great! You hear people complaining all the time that kids are being diagnosed so readily with it, but really, it is so hard to get kids the help they need and there is a long mundane process.

It is very noticeable, that the physicians are watching for things in the little ones these days. The doctor makes comments at Jax's appointments that he is very appropriate with his interactions with people. I asked her why she made that comment once and she told me that he's showing no signs of concern for things like autism and ADHD. I have no idea if they were doing this with the girls as well and just never noticed, but I think they are trying to help parents sooner, rather than later. I suppose it has to do with getting therapies going at an earlier age! Sorry just thinking and hope you are able to help her get through it all. Must be a huge relief!
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Registered: 11-19-2010
Tue, 08-28-2012 - 4:19pm

They are being really great.  We have an awesome school system and I am really grateful they are listening to me and not treating me like a mom who is just over reacting.  But I think if I've suspected for years and now she is 12, they have to know that to finally do something at this point they know it must be extreme.  At least I hope that is what they see.  I just want some peace.  Some normalcy.  

She has an appointment on Thursday at 8am for an evaluation.  After that we go from there whether she needs more testing or not and if they can tell from that evaluation if she has it for sure or not.  I am hoping she doesn't lie and make it look like she is fine and isn't having problems at school.  On the way I will need to talk to her about how she needs to be honest with the person.  That if she lies we can't do anything to help her.  *sigh*  Praying she cooperates.  Her mood will matter a lot.

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 2:51pm
I buy Jordyn protein bars for in between school and practice or practice, but yes, she goes through them like candy also! I know what you mean, I hate to think there isn't hope for her, but there is only so much you can do once they are that old.

Emma isn't thrilled with me, I am letting her help pack her lunches each night, though I am beginning to think doing it myself would be soooo much easier! I told her she has to have a fruit or vegetable in lunch each day. She wanted a zucchini muffin for toda, but I haven't gotten around to making them yet, oh yes, I forgot the applesauce for them last night. So she picked an apple, but she wasn't thrilled that I will only let her have one "dessert" (gummies, marshmallow supremes that Jordyn bought) and I am not sure where a granola bar fits in there yet, dessert or just a plain in between thing. sigh. Oh well, we'll get into the rhythm of it sooner or later. Would help if it wasn't the end of the month and we weren't broke. :0(
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Registered: 11-19-2010
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 3:06pm
Tell me about is Jenn. I get tired of not being able to run pick up a small thing we need cause we only have $5 left in the account until payday. And the kids don't get it at all.
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