DS received his college acceptance letter yesterday!  HE DID IT!

He's been fairly even-keeled for a long time now and I can't say that ADHD has really played into our lives the past several years but prior to that, our lives were a disaster on a daily basis.  We were so buried in ADHD issues that we saw no way out.  And to add insult to injury, the attitudes and nasty comments and total lack of understanding we received from many involved in his life only added to the stress ... but HE DID IT!

Please, ladies, let me have this moment:

Take that Mrs. 1st Grade Teacher who told me on day 1 she hated boys.  He never had a chance, did he?  None of those boys (ADHD or otherwise) did.  Why on earth were you teaching when you yourself indicated that you discriminated against 50% of your classroom every year?  You were easy enough to deal with though ... guess you didn't realize we were NOT the doormat parents you pegged us out to be.

Take that Mr. New 5th Grade Teacher who wished me luck on keeping DS out of jail (I know that statement came out of your frustration with him but it was totally inappropriate).  Funny how that year, a disproportionately large amount of your students were being sent for ADHD testing based on your recommendation.  It couldn't have had anything to do with the total lack of structure in your classroom?  Even your principal mentioned to me numerous times you were the least structured teacher in the school.  BTW, I am friends with the parents of those supposed ADHD students today still; NONE were/are ADHD and ALL are on their way to college.

Take that Mr. Elementary School Principal who harassed me on a weekly basis for an entire year to medicate my boy.  Seems my lawyer friend finally scared you enough to stop calling me.

Take that Ms. Psychologist ... you were so wrong about everything.  You don't warrant any more space here.

Take that Mr. Junior High School Counselor who printed one page off the internet on ADHD (a very, outdated page of info at that) and told me to familiarize myself with the condition and stop kidding myself and simply accept my boy's fate.  Didn't he notice the 10-inch stack of paperwork (my own research) that I carried into the room that day???

Take that Mr. Junior High School Assistant Principal who told me time and time again that I was doing myself a disservice thinking my son would get by in life on charm and good looks alone.  Uh, wasn't I the one who repeatedly came to you in an effort to get my son the help he needed?

Take that Mr. High School Case Study Leader (who happened to be friends with Ms. Psychologist above).  You were a pompous ass but thanks to your procrastination on our case and by happy coincidence (whereby I ran into one of my son's teachers who suggested another avenue to pursue), we were finally able to rid DS of his ADHD diagnosis once and for all.  That IEP that was denied?  No matter ... it wasn't needed.  HE DID IT!

HE DID IT despite your condescending, self-righteous, know-it-all, toxic attitudes.


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Nov. 12, 2010 at 9:45 AM

congratulationsTo your SON!!!! And....congratulationsto YOU MOM!!!! It sounds like you've both been down a long road...I'm glad you are at a NEW BEGINNING!

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