Wednesday, December 18, 2013

To Clone or Not To Clone, That is the Question!!


m.dictionary.com/definition/cloning
a cell, cell product, or organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived. b.

I think back to when I was a little girl and I couldn't wait to be an adult.  I fantasizes about being married and having a family. It all seemed simple then!  LOL, and now as an adult I reflect back on my youth, and wish that It could be as simple as It was then.  When homework and test were one of my biggest worries.  

When I was a child, my parents tried to attend as many functions as they could, but with work, they weren't always able too. Each event I would hope they'd be someone there for me.    I made a promise to myself that when I had children, I'd make sure id be there.  Easier said then done.

Lately I've been feeling quite overwhelmed.  Between work, doctor appointments, IEPs meetings, holiday shows, class parties, and HOMEWORK!!! (And I thought I was done when I graduated!) I feel like I'm stretching myself thin.  

Monday was Dustin's holiday show, Wednesday was Donovan's holiday show, Dustin's open class, Donovan's neurologist appointment, Devynn's Fans4kids workshop, and Friday I have a meeting to discuss Donovan's Functional Behavior Analysis.  My Boss is very understanding, but he also has a company to run and if I'm not in the office, things won't get done.  

Having children is a lot of work, and requires more hours than a day allows.  Adding special needs to the mix, makes things twice as hard.  At Devynn's IEP meeting, both her teachers mentioned more than once that I should spend more one on one time with Devynn.  I was a little offended.  My response was, "I wish I could split myself in 3, this way I could have one on one time with each of them."

 I am a working mother of 3 children, two with special needs and a 4 year old.  I juggle and try to do all that I can and be at all events.  I can't always make this happen.  Human cloning is sounding pretty tempting!!!! But not possible, so That is why I'm grateful to have the support that I have from family and friends. 

My mom volunteered to attend Dustin's open class.  And I'm so thankful!  My heartached at the thought of him making a gingerbread house all by himself.  

It made both their days!  He was so happy to see grandma in his classroom! 

I felt better knowing he had someone there for him! 
And he was definitely happy!!!!