Thursday, October 8, 2009

hollywood here we come

last year my "winds of love" got the chance to play Lady Macbeth. we lucked out and got a teacher who lets her 2nd grade students perform shakespeare every year.

the local news station was at the school yesterday and my lovely got to do her little line and showcase her drum skills. we had to be to the school by 6:30 am which was almost the death of me. my inner self wanted to roll out of bed and go in a hat, my worldly outer self wouldn't let that happen. so, i was up far too early round brushing my mane......the threat of being caught for one millisecond on camera in a hat and no make up got my hind quarters out of bed far too early.

you can view here. our beauty in her orange dress is in clips 3 and 5. 3 is her lady Macbeth debut and 5 are her drum skills......

and i guess her speech impediment that i love with all my heart is pretty obvious in her Shakespearean lingo, but i am in love with it. i hope she keeps her lisp all the days of her life.

did i ever tell you the story about the meeting the school requested my presence at over my daughter's special education?

i have been meaning to and i hope i don't offend. please read with a light heart.

last year about the spring quarter i got a letter that informed me of a meeting to take place with the principal, "winds of love"'s teacher, and the special education teacher. our daughter hasn't attended any special classes and as far as i knew her grades were great. i hadn't noticed any problems and was sick to my stomach reading this letter thinking something was wrong and why on earth would the school pick up on it and not me? good gravy trains.....

the meeting was 3 weeks away. a normal person would have called the school asking about why they think my lovely needed special education. but i stewed and worried instead. it's my love of ulcers i guess.

the time came for the meeting and i went with sweaty palms. i went to the instructed room number with my daughter and waited for the dignitaries to join us. i was shaking and thought i just may vomit from worry that something was seriously wrong. i mean the principal was there, hello.

the meeting started and i listened to the special education teacher talk about how they had tested my daughter for speech, recognition, speaking interactions and such and how she had failed and tested in the handicap range for 23 sounds. i was sweating and horrified until 15 minutes into the meeting i realized they were telling me in a most politically correct way that my daughter had a lisp. at that point i had to put my hand over my mouth as this team of people were talking about how we can correct her handicap. i was stifling my giggles and trying not to soil my shorts i was giggling on the inside so hard.

then they showed me what she qualified for from federal funding because of here severe handicap and please sign here so we can receive a check every month she is in therapy. and oh, she will need at least a year of extensive training and correction. i then found out that this "special education teacher" was a speech pathologist. at that point it seemed that particular parenting ulcer of the month could have been completely avoided.

nonetheless. i was concerned that my beloved had heard them refer to her speaking as handicap and was worried. i talked to her afterwards about it and she promised to work hard at speech therapy. i secretly wished that she wouldn't, because after all, one of my favorites blogs for people with lisps. and where would we be without her?

7 comments:

Coty said...

That IS hilarious!
My sammy boy has a lisp...and i will be oh-so-sad the day he is no longer "handicapped" by it!

;)

The Ballard's said...

Hah, I love the part about brushing your hair. I did see you on one of the clips. Your hair looked great.

Jenilyn said...

oh my goodness...i'm totally laughing right now. i don't understand how a "lisp" is a handicap...it actually give an individual...character & uniqueness....i watched the macbeth bit...no offense to any of the other kids but "winds" def had the MOST personality...well done! i miss No. Ogden Elem. Heidi...is it so weird that I remember the school song??? *starts singing* we are the eagles...we can fly...we are the eagles..soaring high..achieving goals so we can win we'll reach our exellence within we are the eagles soaring high into the sky. whoa..that was a trip :) thanks for sharing that heid! loved it!

Justin, Kalee, Jackson, and Ava Rose Peacock said...

I love her! She is an actress for sure!!!

Bekah said...

Heidi love the post it has been so long since we had a new one. YOu've got to change your link it should be c.janerun. The one you have now is a commercial site.
Bekah

Tammy said...

ha ha! We watched the Macbeth video. I love her gestures. She's so into it! Cute.

Veronica said...

You had me nervous there for a minute. What a great story for the future. Your little Winds is too cute for words. Also, wanted to thank you for giving me Lance's address. I ended up just sending the card to his wife's parents address and from my online banking I can see they cashed it so it has arrived to them. I appreciate your help. Hope you are enjoying the new house still. It is beautiful. I love looking at it as I drive by. Take care!