Gemma - posted on 05/09/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
it is who I am and who we are and some special challenges taht we face- it is a realyity we face some darn big challenges. in addition to the fact that our kids are prettymuch healthy- itis a question of when to ask for help since I am so stubborn and self sufficient. or I get told often there are people worse off than me. - I get tired of some comments I get even from my own mother. like bite through it , or that I am too sensitive to pain- a midwife told me the exact opposite- I have a high tolerance of pain( after I had my csection/tubes tied.) the last pregnancy I have only felt like Iwas patted on the head and not taken seriously- then my son after two month has started a whole rollercoaster of diagnostic issuse of his own. my daughter in contrast is showing signs of being understimulated- and advanced for her age. I don't have a clear idea anymore what a healthyfouryear old does. or I get told that I am putting too much pressure or that I am bragging of certain things. i hate when people don't take mme seriously because of my CP. it is bad enough I have the hearing and speech difficulties. I speak two languages. and I did pass my goethe certificate for my german language on the first try- so I know I am not stupid. what I want to know is why is it bugging me so much now. I have had CP all my life. have battled being bullied batled depression, learned a language,taught in africa, and now I am raising two kids. Iwould love to become a teacher especially that of ESL. but the feedback I am getting is rather frustrating and confusing. but I am also told that isso important to be home when the kids are going through school. it is so worthwihile for the kidsand it has nothing to do with having a disability to be bound home more- the kids need a mom to come home to with a warm lunch to fill thier tummies ( we have a two hour lunch break here where kids come home). enough of my rant. how about you.