Thursday, April 30, 2009

"Chocolate or White?"


Lindsay has been talking about how it is her week to "work" in the cafeteria. She LOVES it because she earns an ice cream bar!
Here she is with her beloved Papa. (we watched her do her job before letting her know we were there! It was adorable!)

We watched her while she ate her lunch with her classmates, it is so cute how social she is! Scott is always amazed when she crosses her legs. He says that it just must be in a little girl's genes to do so-even a girl with a damaged brain!

*By the way, we recently had a conference at her school with all the people who work with her-vision, OT, PT, speech, etc. The school psychologist was there and had tested Lindsay and told us that her scores qualified her as retarded. Huh? You.Are.Kidding. Duh! It was so funny when we were "joking" with her about it, she didn't quite know what to think of us!! It's not like we didn't figure that out already (i mean she is just getting the potty training perfected and she is 11!) But, no one has ever used that term either, they usually say "developmentally delayed", but like Scott said, "she ain't catching up!" Shae even says stuff like "C'mon, "Special", it is time to go..." We assured her that the term doesn't bother us. (okay, honestly it does bother me a little since she actually got sick when she was 8mo. old and her heart failed leaving her brain "injured" because of the lack of oxygenated blood, so I just "explain" her by saying that she has a brain injury).
The funny thing about her test results was that she scored in the 50's and 60's in most areas (70 and below being considered retarded) well, guess who scored a 91 in the social category??!! Of ALL the areas to be "normal" that is the one I would choose! Woo Hoo!!
Here she is saying "Have a nice day" after asking "chocolate or white?"
Lindsay's aide had to help her a lot, and some kids just reached in to get their own milk, but she loved.every.minute.
When the kids were through the line, Scott went up to her and said "I will have chocolate, please". She didn't know what to think! When she realized we were all there she got a little embarrassed and turned red! (and wasn't really going to cooperate for pictures!!)
What a blessing to see our girl being included in even the little things in life and being so well cared for and loved by so many at her public school! (It was almost as cute as when she was chosen as Student of the Month and had to stand in front of the whole school with her certificate...and it was upside down!)
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11 comments:

HPS said...

I have tears in my eyes. I love her! She is just the sweetest thing and those pictures are priceless. I wish you had Scott going up to her and her getting embarrased on video. Tooooo cute!

Kim said...

What a precious post and such a sweet girl! Lindsey is amazing as is your whole family!

sassy seamstress said...

loved this post. don't know what made me click on you link today, but i completely relate in almost every area. my child also scored the same last time she was tested, but because she is under the age of 8, she is still considered just DD. BTW, i didn't think they were supposed to use that term anymore. I was told the term now is "intellectually disabled". oh, and my lil miss loves to cross her legs as well. especially if she is on the phone :)

Donna said...

OH my goodness, Inger!! What a sweet, sweet post. I just want to reach in the computer and give Lindsey a hug!! How cute that Scott went up to her and told her he wanted chocolate:) I'm laughing at Shea calling her "special"! I'm glad you all have a sense of humor about it all. You all have a nice family:)

Melissa said...

Your family is so cute! Have to tell you something funny: The other day at soccer practice in the park (with my girls)I saw your hubby and youngest daughter riding bikes and I started waving at them...course they have noooooo idea who I am, I recognize them from your blog, don't actually know them! Made me feel like a big DORK! Then I had to laugh, I remember ladies coming up to me who scrapbooked with my mom and feeling like they knew me even though we have never met! Great post, I really enjoy reading your blog!

Momofgirls said...

Melissa!!!! That is hilarious!! You could have told him you are the one with the "M" store and he would know you!! (and we did represent for your dad during the election!!)

I have been so busy that I haven't had any time to shop! Hopefully I will see you soon, got anything I can't live without??

Jenn said...

That is adorable, I love to know that she gets to be so involved. What a boost for her and you as her family. Really really sweet girl. As far as where I have been lately: WORK!! No more Target for me :( I went back to work about 2 months ago. Hope all is well with everyone.

Denise said...

Oh Inger! Sweet post! I have been out of the blog world for awhile and I am catching up. What a sweetheart girl you have. May God bless her sweet heart!

Jennifer said...

Love her little uniform and her crossing her legs...so cute! She's a great girl with a great set of parents!

Leigh Ann said...

Inger! Where have you been all my blog life??? I just found you and I'm SO glad! You had me giggling at one point in this post about the test results (not because it is funny but because I can SO relate). I love that she scored so high in social skills. This brought tears to my eyes. You are SO right...in the big picture, isn't that most important anyway! I just love that! I long for that day for my son. I also cried on the part about her wonderful school. What a blessing! I can't wait to read more and learn more about you and your three beautiful girls!!!

Dolly said...

I'm just catching up on blogs too and LOVED this post. I agree with everyone that she is a special girl and I love that you all encourage her so much in the little things. I bet she felt so big and cool serving everyone in her "uniform." She's got a special family too!