Referred for psychiatrist and immediate medication.
Complete validation that she needed to be pulled out ASAP.
And that she is never going to thrive in a traditional school.
So that was good.
It's good to be validated.
But it's also HARD.
It's hard to hear that, even thought we know it's true, that your child will have a harder life.
That she has a harder time being happy.
That she has a harder time. Period.
And that she does indeed have "severe OCD and anxiety".
Even though I knew that.
There is still some sadness.
There is some relief too... this is something.
This is something.
THIS IS SOMETHING.
And you're wrong. She can't snap out of it. She can't be like "everyone else". She is not like you were or your children (unless you are trifitmom... and then YES she is) She isn't going to change. She is going to do weird things when she is nervous and act strange... and yes wouldn't it be great if she didn't?... yes, but it would be a hell of a lot better if she didn't feel the way she does inside. And she's not going to suddenly start doing things the way all of your children do them if I just stopped babying her. P.S Not all children are resilient. In fact some children are the exact opposite of resilient. Just like some adults are. We're all different.
Just wanted to get that off my chest.
Oh, and tonight Kid decided to unleash the wrath she's been brewing.
She wants to go back to school.
Simply because I don't equal 23 kids.
And no matter what... I'm not going to.
But I am someone who recognizes that being smart and fitting in are not the same thing.
In fact, you could probably guarantee the kids that don't...
Are the smartest.