Friday, March 12, 2010

Suck it recession!

Ok this economic crisis is really starting to get on my nerves.
A couple days ago I got a letter from the place Lily has gone to summer school for the past 4 summers. It has been a safe place to send her. A fun place to send her. A place I trusted her to spend 6 hours of her day at. The envelope said regarding summer school, so I threw it on the counter and went along my day. Every year I get the info for registration, figuring that was what it was I decided to open it later. I had groceries to put away, dinner to cook, a baby to hold on my hip the entire time.
The next day I see the letter and open it and start to read. It's starting to look more like a college denial letter than a warm welcome to summer school letter. I see "due to this economic crisis" and "here is who to talk to if you no longer comply with requirements". Skim skim skim... ok list of requirements (it's how you read when you have some form of ADD) child must be able to feed self, potty self, dress self, etc etc etc....BAM! Another freaking door closing. There is no program like this one. Sure there are other programs, but none like this. The hours will be less, the people will be different, the whole thing different. Lily loves summer school. She gets so bored at home. This is so annoying. Bite me crisis.

Oh BUT I do want to give my big papa a big woot woot! Although I am no longer making a penny for this family (well except for my $180 at a garage sale last weekend, go me) we are still maintaining because my man has stepped up. He is a rock star! As long as we can do this for a few more months we'll be fine. Thank you honey, not only are you hot, but you are a hard worker and your work has not gone unnoticed. I <3 you. (oh this isn't facebook, <3 = love on fb). Your kids appreciate all this mommy time they are getting. What a wonderful gift you are giving our family by making it possible for me to stay home with our cute kids.

So yeah another door slammed shut in our faces. Another thing for me to figure out. I have no idea who is going to do respite for us in I don't know 3 weeks. I now have no idea where Lily will get to go to summer school at. I do know we'll get through this just like we get through everything else. But that doesn't mean it still doesn't suck.

5 comments:

Becca said...

Um... surely that's illegal? ADA? I'd be asking serious questions here. Not good enough for them to just dump all the disabled kids - that's called segregation.

Kim said...

I do think they can, it's a private school and it's their summer program. They are specific for one type of disability so they can specify that the child meets that disability and only that.
I do love this organization and do not want to speak poorly of them. I know this wasn't something they wanted to do, it is an expensive program and the state will only pay for half the day, if parents can't pay the other half I don't think they have many other options. But it still all totally sucks. Totally.

Chase said...

The silver lining is that if you don't find another program, at least this happened at a time when you were already planning to be home, and not when you were working and depending on the program for a safe place to send her while you were at work.

I'm not saying its a good thing by any means, but I always find it amazing when something bad happens, a lot of the time if I look back I can see how God has set things in motion that make it easier to deal with the unwelcome event.

Kim said...

thank you chase, great point. very good point.
i love silver lining people! :)

Melany aka Supermom said...

I am sorry Kim. I can feel your frustration. You do have an awesome hubby. Oh and I LOVE that photo in your header

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