Monday, December 6, 2010

Whatever It Takes

I toured another school this morning. A school that was so financially out of my reach. It would require a lawyer or an advocate. And a deposit on the $92,000 yearly tuition.  Did I have the deposit? No. Would I get it? If I had to, yes. Knowing that I'd have to go through the legal process every year.

While touring the school, I couldn't help but think of that scene in Forrest Gump where his mother, Mrs. Gump, sleeps with the school principal.

I'm not willing to commit adultery to secure Norrin's placement to the school of my dreams. But I understand that sense of desperation. Wanting to provide the very best; the fear of not being able to. It's a difficult place to stand. There is no in between. And settling never seems like a viable option.

So I'm submitting an application to the school where Norrin could excel. I'll think about the rest later, after he's been accepted. (If he's accepted.) But I know I'm willing to do whatever it takes.


1 comment:

  1. With the amount of arguing, pleading, documenting, outside evals, etc. You can begin to feel this way.

    My son is high functioning Asperger's. It has taken 3 yr and a school transfer to get him, in class assistance. Ridiculous!

    I even sent an email to the Behavioral Specialist with the Albert Einstein quote, "To keep repeating the same action over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of Insanity" to get her to remove one body part from another. (head up rearend)


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