Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Magic Baby

I don't know how many times I have already said it, but I love our paediatric opthalmologist. Chuck called his office today, after he spent forever on the phone with the tax people. He faxed over the forms to the opthalmologist's receptionist and also the letter we got from the government saying that we didn't qualify. The doctor himself called us back at 5pm (it was amusing because we were on our way to the CNIB for the halloween party) and he was mad. Not at us, but at the stupid situation. He said it was ridiculous that they expected him to get an accurate diagnosis from an infant and that we need the benefit because we are doing everything we possibly can to help our son's visual development. He wanted to know if there was a number he could call to give them a piece of his mind. He said he will fax us back the form saying whatever it needs to say for them to approve us. Yay!

On monday I registered for another ECE class, which I honestly couldn't afford, but I had to do it because I now am classified as an ECE in training, which means a raise and full time hours. Which is a huge plus. I'm going to miss the extra couple hours with Skyler, but I am finding the day goes by quickly in the kinders room. I am getting used to having all these kids calling my name everyday. Asking me to do up their buttons, tie their shoes, settle disputes, look what they can do, and on and on and on. I worry about them wearing their mittens and hats and jackets when we go outside. Today I was done work and I went back to the room to sign myself out, and I saw one of our kinders had left her mitts in the room so I went back outside and gave them to her. I just couldn't stand the thought of her little fingers freezing. I guess I am a mommy at heart.

The CNIB halloween party was a blast, we met more parents of blind kids obviously, we shared stories and promised to meet up again at the Christmas party. Everyone loved our cute little wizard of course. I asked our CNIB OT if she knew the kid we met at the pool, and we described him, she confirmed that she did indeed know who he was and that he had been at the last Christmas party. I hope we'll see him at the christmas party this year! There were lots of activities for the kids to do at the party, including crafts and a tactile room for the kids (with bowls of jello and pudding and grapes, just like a normal halloween party where they blindfold people or turn out the lights except we didn't need the blindfolds for the kids at this party ;P) And there were tons of snacks and goodies. I made a foam ghost with Skyler (I let him play with the stickers and he actually liked the sensation of them sticking to his fingers) and I made a skeleton to decorate the apartment or the daycare centre. Whichever.

And now what you have all been waiting for, my little wizard!
(oh and don't mind the pjs under his robe hehe)


smolder said...

hey i am tempted to call the stupid govenment people and give them a pice of my mind too. and you know me, i dont call anyone.

sky is so cute, and him in his wizard robes, well its just the best!

Corrie Howe said...

You did a great job on the costume. I wish I was that talented. I'm glad to hear about the increase in hours.

Amy said...

Awww! His costume is super cute!

Stacie said...

I hope Sky's doctor can pull some weight and get you that tax credit after all.

You did a wonderful job making Sky's wizard costume! Soooo cute. Definitely need to save that always and forever :)

Congratulations on the increased hours and pay.

Karen said...

Oh I love the costume! Very, very nice. And I'm so glad to hear your doctor is going to advocate for you. Clearly, your family is exactly the kind that is supposed to benefit from the government plan. You're both working and being productive, and the insurance will cover programs that will enable Skyler to grow up to hold a job and be a productive member of society, rather than a drain on resources. Waiting until he's older isn't going to save money, it's going to end up costing more money for worse results.

Ashley's Mom said...

That costume is amazing! You did a wonderful job. I didn't think your little wizard could get any cuter, but I was wrong :)

LuckyOnce said...

Great costume!

I'm glad that your doctor is going to go to bat for you on the insurance too. You must be so relieved! Hope it works out.

John C said...

What a great set of robes, the sorting hat will certainly be impressed.

The kinders are lucky to have you, that kind of work is a calling and not a job.