Sunday, November 8, 2009

Awards! Better very late than never edition

This week and weekend have been very much about catching up on things left undone throughout the campaign season, so I apologize for having left this undone too.

Elevated Risk of Mullet goes to Debangel for "Liverdance"

Whine of Substance goes to P_K on behalf of AJ. I'm glad that the new doctor seems good, but I'm so sorry that AJ is having such difficulties. I do hope that you can find a solution for her.

Runner up goes to Amy on the waiting for the other shoe to drop and to Jenevieve whose brother is in deep trouble (but who seems to have made at least one good decision) and whose parents like to leave her out of the loop.

The Cluestick Posse is getting sent to the grandmother of KLee's student. Refuses to learn ASL, does she? We'll fix THAT.

The Cluestick Posse is also getting sent to 53% of the voters in Maine. They suck, and we're gonna make sure they know it.

The This One Time At Band Camp Award goes to Amy - whose Tater apparently can't sleep through anything EXCEPT band practice right under his crib.

The Unbloggable Good Things Come To Those Who Work And Wait Award goes to Kathy A. Hooray!!

The You Must Have Been A Boy Scout Award to Emily for having an extra shirt in a time of need.

Hugs and love to everyone else. Esperanza, I hope you pick out a girl's name fast! I'm partial to Margaret myself.


kathy a. said...

Lovely awards, Liz! Thank you.

Since the host is not allowed to reward herself, I hereby interrupt these proceedings to give you and the mister a joint Award for Fighting the Good Fight, with Good Citizenship ribbons.

Madeleine said...

Here, here.

liz said...


KLee said...

Thanks for the empathy, everyone. I just feel so frustrated that the adult in this situation is choosing NOT to be very adult. I mean, really. If *I* can learn all the ASL that I've leaned in less than 50 school days, they can too, by gum! Sadly, this is not a one-off problem. A LOT more parents choose not to learn ASL in the misguided hope that it will somehow keep their kids tethered to the "normal" world. All it does is alienate them within their own family unit, and makes them feel like they aren't important enough to bother learning to communicate with. *sigh*

kathy a. said...

klee, i feel so bad for the children involved. how are the kids supposed to feel really a part of the hearing world if nobody is telling them what's going on? it is a hard enough gap to bridge even with ASL.