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Thursday, August 13, 2009

"average"?

i have not yet posted about jackson coming home from Camp Give My Mother A Frikkin Break, For Pete's sakes!, Miracles And Magic, quite honestly because it was.. well.. just a regular day. he came home exhausted, like he does every year, but worse, and slept for 4 days. oh-his voice changed too. at first, i thought he came home without a voice like he usually does, but the voice he had when he left never returned! He had a grand time and other than the fact that he initiated himself into the "I'm too cool to swim" club of side-of-the-pool hecklers, nobody had a problem with his behavior or attitude. i think he's just become very aware of his cigarrette burns and scars and even without that, is way to worried about what other kids think and doesn't want to show his body. in fact, if it was up to him, he would have brought only jeans and long sleeves to camp. hes weird! His counselor, TJ, checked his bed every morning and washed his bedding and clothing as needed. this year, year FIVE, i wrote the bed wetter note to the nurse who administers the meds instead of .. well.. whoever gets it usually. IT WORKED! except that when his sleeping bag was wet, they took his 200$ sub-zero sleeping bag and returned to him a 40$ Walmart special@@. OOPS? (doubtful). i got it for free but still.. he also came home without his best pair of south pole jeans-said someone stole them. whatever.

so... last night i went into Jack's room to find a decent shirt he can wear to a wedding we are attending this Saturday. found 3 choices of shirts and 25 CD's and DVD's hidden behind some junk in his closet in a place i hadn't searched last month when i found the other 20 DVD's. the stuff belonged to me, my room mate, doug, 2 of doug's friends who lived here, some were stolen from play dates, sleepovers and neighbor kids' parents. i had to make so many calls. i mean, HERBIE HANCOCK??????? WHY? WHY? WHY??????? one of the DVD's was Ben's PORN. NICE! we threw that one out. why steal something you can do absolutely NOTHING with? FOR WHAT????? Tim(the room mate) is very hurt because this is all new to him. he will adjust i guess. he'll have to, cuz it aint ova!

a camera is missing off of a kitchen counter from a vacant home that Yogi just roofed and sided. the owner thinks my husband or his employees stole it. she does not know us AT ALL. she is a nasty bitch who used to run the place we get our taxes done at. is it possible that Ray(a 33 year old pain killer addict who often pawns stuff to pay his mortgage and was doing so that very week and mentioned it)?) who works for my husband occasionally, took it? yup. yet, he claims he SAW Jackson looking at it and also claims that he HEARD Jackson ask the home owner if she needed to bring it home with her when she left, and that the woman said "no, just leave it right there." well... Ray doesnt know Jack very well because for starters, jack does NOT speak to people he doesnt know and i doubt this exchange ever took place. I think Ray pawned it. Yogi does not. i have dumped Jackson room upside down TWICE and cannot find it. FUN? NOT. he claims he never even saw the camera. but he NEVER EVER comes clean, no matter what. all about control.
and whats with these professionals that think he has a 'low average' IQ? just in the last 24 hours i have made these observations:
he STILL has NO idea when his Birthday is. he truly cannot memorize "9-6-9-6"- a simple birth date we chose for him intentionally!he also has no idea what birth date even means.
after 6 years of training he cant count change or paper money, even if it totals under 5$
has no clue that a personal hand held DVD player needs to be charged before it will work(he's 13!)
he cant measure dog food, even with a sharpie marker line on the measuring cup. can not.
he still thinks that ALL television is LIVE, happening right this minute. for all i know he thinks the people live in our TV!
he cannot tell time AT ALL. i even tried the "Math U See" program my friend Jessie showed me(she home schools)
the list goes on & on OY.

2 comments:

Tiruba said...

Wow. My 14 yr old daughter's IQ hovers around 50 and she can do basic measurements and knows her birthday (and starts counting down the day afterwards until the next year). I am pretty sure (but not totally) that she usually can differentiate between TV and reality. Oh, Jackson. At least you got a break to steel yourself for the next round. Ding!

Mothering4Money said...

Goodness. Sending you strength girlfriend. xoxo