You know you think you know the right answer and you fight for it and then one of two things will occur - you will either get the request or not. I had really prayed about this and felt it was the right thing to do, but then you second guess yourself - how much do you fight for your kids or was this a life lesson of how not to be . . . or a way to make him tougher . . . ????
I went to my email this morning and got my God Winks! So many friends CONFIRMED and supported me and then I got this quote:
“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.” —Zig Ziglar
FRONT OF THE CLASS-
Ever see this movie on television? If you didn't, rent it. Now I know some people have dial up and it would take to long to load, but if you're interested - it's a 9 minute segment of one of the best movies ever. I know it's true because I worked at the first school he was hired at. I remember him going to each and every classroom and him telling his story to every student and he let them ask as many questions as he wanted. He was and is still to this day - a hero in my book.
How do I relate the YouTube a couple of days ago to to my family. The orangutan and the hound?
Well the GS is definitely the orangutan - in constant play movement - all the time - every where - morning - noon - and night. Daughter and the rest of the family - not so much movement, but we have come to love and accept him and his constant movement. Maybe not so much the world when we go to dinner - or the teacher who wants him to hold still - or the dentist (lol), but his disiblities are as real as someone who is blind - he's luckier then that - don't get me wrong - but would you fail a blind person because he cannot see?
Speaking of a dentist - whew boy - we had to really search out an eye doctor who could test his eyes without putting drops in - he just couldn't do it. And a dentist with a calm office, experience, and patience. My daughter did her research and took him place to place and found the best.
Just last week - when she picked him up from school - they brought him out just crying his eye balls out. He has never ever cried at school so she's thinking - what now? She was about to beat somebody up.! You can only take so much . . .
To make a long story short - his tooth hurt. My daughter calls the dentist and they were just about to ask if she could come tomorrow and the GS screamed - so the dentist said to come on in! My daughter picks me up - and off we go to the dentist. That was 3pm. We get there around 4. Well, someone with an oral sensory issue (and if you don't know what that is - let me tellyou - be glad) - can't just sit there, open their mouth, have instruments put in, and then have there tooth yanked. Oh no. They explained it all and gave everything a name - then did laughing gas - they gave him a 'full dose' and he did great.
The problem was the drug drugged him. He was in like a dream state. Couldn't come out of it. Couldn't eat dinner. We put him to bed and he was tired, but couldn't really 'rest' - he needed someone to be with him in bed just sitting next to him. So the daughter and I switched places every half hour until about 11 when he finally went to sleep. From 3 to 11pm - although in his defense it was a cracked baby tooth.
Parenting is not for cowards that is for sure! And KUDOS to my daughter who I don't mention too much, but she is a great mom. Really great.
The Lawrence Welk Show - Happy Birthday - Wikipedia
In 1951, Welk settled in Los Angeles. That same year, he began producing The Lawrence Welk Show.
During its first year on the air, the Welk hour instituted several regular features. To make Welk's "Champagne Music" tagline visual, the production crew engineered a "bubble machine" that spouted streams of large soap bubbles across the bandstand.
Whenever the orchestra played a polka or waltz, Welk himself would dance with the band's female vocalist, the "Champagne Lady". His first Champagne Lady was Jayne Walton Rosen.
Welk's television program had a policy of playing well-known songs from previous years, so that the target audience would hear only numbers with which they were familiar. On December 8, 1956, two examples on the same broadcast were "Nuttin' for Christmas," which became a vehicle for Rocky Rockwell dressed in a child's outfit, and Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel," which was sung by violinist Bob Lido, wearing fake Presley-style sideburns).
The type of music on The Lawrence Welk Show was almost always conservative, concentrating on popular music standards, polkas, and novelty songs, delivered in a smooth, calming, good-humored easy listening style and "family-oriented" manner.
Much of the show's appeal was Welk himself. His unusual accent appealed to the audience. While Welk's English was passable, he never did grasp the English "idiom" completely, and was thus famous for his "Welk-isms,".
He often took women from the audience for a turn around the dance floor. During one show, Welk brought a cameraman out to dance with one of the women and took over the camera himself.
Welk's musicians were always top quality. Though Welk was occasionally rumored to be very tight with a dollar, he paid his regular band members top scale - a very good living for a working musician. Long tenure was very common among the regulars.
Welk's insistence on wholesome entertainment led him to be a somewhat stern taskmaster at times. For example, he fired Alice Lon, at the time the show's "Champagne Lady", because he believed she was showing too much leg. Welk told the audience that he would not tolerate such "cheesecake" performances on his show; he later tried unsuccessfully to rehire the singer after fan mail indicated overwhelmingly that viewers disagreed with her dismissal. He then had a series of short-term "Champagne Ladies" before Norma Zimmer filled that spot on a permanent basis. Highly involved with his stars' personal lives, he often arbitrated their marriage disputes.
I really loved the Lawrence Welk show - it was a good memory for me - I can remember my parenst loving it.