Wednesday, October 25, 2006

ADD it Up

Now "they" think Grace might have ADD. Definitely not ADHD, there's no "H" anywhere to be found...except when she drinks espresso. I'll just "ADD" it to the list of other medical terms that have been thrown our way since she was born. Here's the list:

1. Hip dysplasia
2. Cerebral Palsy
3. High Functioning Autism
4. PDDNOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified)
5. Sensory Integration Dysfunction
6. Food Allergies
7. Language Processing Disorder
8. ADD

This morning at school, Ms. Diane asked me if I had any extra shoes in my car. I thought, "Great, what is Grace doing/what have I not done now?" Turns out, though, that a little boy in her class made it to school without any shoes on. My procrastination paid off, for this little guy, anyway, as I had a whole box of shoes that Grace and Johnny have outgrown that I've been meaning to drop off at PTA. I went out the car, brought the whole box in, and rooted around with the teacher and kids until we found a pair that fit. Everyone got a kick out of "Sarah, do you have any extra shoes in your car," to "Well, as a matter of fact, I do..."

What I can't figure out is, how does a preschooler make it to school on a morning with temps in the 30's WITHOUT ANY SHOES ON???!!!


Kevin Alex said...

How does one come to school like that? Maybe they thought some were in car. I wouldn't drop a kid off without shoes. I'd go home or go to Target or Kohls first. I think everybody has ADD. Seriously. How can you not in this world.

Grunt said...

Parenting Deficit Disorder (PDD)?

Bird Spot said...

Good one, Grunt. I feel like I'm frequently a victim of Parenting Deficit Disorder (from my remaining parent, that is)

Grunt said...

Hang in there kiddo! You are one tough little Mama; Just like yer Mama!

J, J, a & m said...

Man, whether it's arriving at a baby shower without a baby gift, or sending your child to school sans footwear, Sarah is your go-to girl. My question is, were you the first person they tried or did they maybe call Mom and say, uh, couldja bring us some SHOES, you know, for your CHILD?