“I think the mistake a lot of us make is thinking the state-appointed shrink is our friend” ~Jack Handy
So much to blog about … the ending to the sagas from the last post, the new-to-the-iep-and-getting-f’ed-over saga of one of my bff’s, the screw-you-I-don’t-want-to-come-thirty-minutes-early-for-the-appointment post, etc. But, I don’t have the energy right now.
No, we need to get ready for tomorrow. We Pearlsky has an appointment in the morning. A three and a half hour appointment. With a shrink. Yes, a psychiatrist. Three and a half hours. Pearlsky who cannot write, point, nod, purposely look, scratch, etc., yes, the Pearlsky with NO communication. Three and a half hours. With a shrink. We are going to bathe, ’cause if you look marvelous, nothing else matters. I just know she’s gonna blame everything on me. Don’t kids always blame the parent?
For legal guardianship we need a full report from a social worker, psychiatrist, and a physician. From each, a multi-page report saying “Pearlsky is retarded fully dependent.” Three and a half hours. Damn, I better behave.
By the way, who reports the mandated reporters? (a future post)
Let’s hope the doc doesn’t check her belly …
Good thing you never picked-up that ‘facilitated communication’ stuff.
You’re just so darn funny about not the funniest stuff, S.D. Good Luck tomorrow.
Have you seen this shrink before? Because if so, he/she is probably thinking “OMG, what the hell am I going to do with these people for three and a half hours?!?”
Holy shit. You know, I’ve never seen that movie.
Sarah B is right on the money, I suspect. Hopefully they will basically observe Pearlsky a bit, chat to you both and then let you go. I can’t imagine that establishing Pearlsky’s… Pearlskyness would take more than half an hour. Good luck. If it can’t be easy or helpful then maybe at least it’ll be funny.
Well, establishing Marissa’s Marissaness seems to take an hour and a half. I think there’s a state manual someplace that says that’s how long it should take.
Just the same, don’t bring the pointy sticks or blunt objects to the meeting!
I’m dying to know what the psychiatrist did for 3 and half hours to assess Pearlsky.