I think I start almost all my posts with the word so. So I’m not going to start this one that way.
Anyway – we met with the neuropsychologist today to get feedback on Jett’s testing. This is the testing for Asperger’s, ADHD, and other learning disabilities. I didn’t think I was worried about it, but I realized the day before that I had arranged a babysitter for Carlos and Letty so I could have the meeting AND I arranged for a play-date for the small kids so I could have lunch with a friend. It never even occurred to me that I had two distinct plans for the exact same time. So I’m either stressing the appointment, or I’m losing my mind. Really, either is probably a perfectly viable option.
But I digress.
We got Jett’s diagnosis, and he does have Asperger’s Syndrome. A mild case, but still, there it is. I wasn’t really surprised, but I was surprised at how much it bothered me to hear it.
And now we are left with lots of research, lots of thinking about what’s next. We are going to buy some books, we are going to sit down with our nearest and dearest, and we are going to make some jokes (of course). According to the feedback session, Jett is very proficient in using humor. Well duh. Around here that’s like saying he’s proficient in breathing.
So here we are, with this quirky kid. Who is wonderful, and maddening, and just this adventure of a kid. God, I love him. Quirks and all.