Split Personality



One man. Two boys. Twelve kids.

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  1. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Lain doesn’t squeak, she squawks. We tried Squawker as a nickname, but it didn’t take.Report

  2. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Oh, Kazzy. Why did you have to mention circumcision? Do you have any idea what kind of comments you’re going to draw now?Report

  3. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    I work with people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. Guess what kind of things are going through my mommy brain? It doesn’t help that my coworkers periodically check in to see if he’s hitting his milestones.Report

    • Avatar Kazzy in reply to Miss Mary says:

      Sometimes I feel a knowledge base like that which you or I have can be a double-edged sword.

      On the one hand, I recognize that certain fates are not the death sentences many people believe they are.

      On the other hand, we’re acutely aware of the wide range of possible outcomes for our wee lil’ ones and what the real struggles associated with them will be.

      For instance, thinking about ADHD (which I have no reason to think Mayonnaise has… this is purely hypothetical), I don’t fret over the idea of having an “out of control” child; that’s not what ADHD is. But I do know that true ADHD makes a number of things very difficult and often leaves the individual, especially as a young child, somewhat of a victim of their condition… attempting to do something that they ought otherwise be able to do but simply cannot. And that is tough… real tough.

      How is your’s doing? How old now?Report

      • Avatar Miss Mary in reply to Kazzy says:

        Most definitely a double-edged sword. I’m glad I can help open the eyes of my friends and family; my cousin is going to foster, and likely adopt, a small boy with a developmental disability.

        Junior is 3 1/2 and he’s as perfect as they come, or so I say when he’s not driving me absolutely crazy.Report

  4. Welcome to the club, amigo. You know how to reach me if you need me to talk you down.Report

    • Avatar Kazzy in reply to Russell Saunders says:

      As always, thank you, Doc.

      In reality, I am almost always one of the first two. Zazzy is a worrier, so I need to balance that out (any time I’m doing anything with Mayonnaise, she reflexively says, “CAREFUL!” as if I was about to start juggling him). More importantly, I realize that damn near any difficulty he might face is unidentifiable at this point and, even if it were able to be detected, we’d be limited in our ability to “do anything” about it. I’m fairly confident nothing we do will raise or lower his risk of, say, ASD. And if he were to have that, we likely would not be looking at a “cure” in our life time.

      He’ll be who he is, we’ll love him for it, and do whatever we can for him as long as we can.

      Unless, of course, he gets Zazzy’s red hair. So help me God, if he has red hair…Report

  5. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    Not being bothered by noise is a blessing! Enjoy it while you can.

    We take our daughter to a couple of outdoor rave-y festivals, and a few smaller indoor things, a year. When she was about 3 months old, she slept happily through a set by Infected Mushroom – and, as the headlining act of the weekend, they got the dubious honour of the sound crew turning them up earsplittingly loud. Strapped to mom’s chest, with her noise protection earmuffs on, she didn’t bat an eyelid.

    I suspect this will be the year when we have to start taking turns staying back at the tent once she’s asleep.Report