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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Five completely stupid and totally irresponsible excuses

May 30, 2012 at 22:16

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Photo from two months ago. May's tush no longer fits in the chair.Photo from two months ago. May's tush no longer fits in the chair.

It’s been two weeks since the so-called social services came to check May’s chair. The chair is STILL not fixed. She doesn’t have a new one yet either. Of course, I did receive a phone call to update me on the progress – hahaha! As if! “When’s it arriving?” my mother-in-law asked me today. “About […]

Don’t think you are special? Join the (book) club.

May 26, 2012 at 21:55

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Shut up about your perfect kid

Special children for special parents. When I hear that phrase I want to shove my daughter’s standing frame into the person’s face. What is it with some people? I mean really? Was May put on this Earth to be special for me, or I for her? No, she wasn’t. And – newsflash – I’m not […]

Monkey May visits the zoo

May 24, 2012 at 12:33

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Special Needs Day at the London Zoo is one that I have avoided since May’s birth. I don’t like being pigeon-holed into special needs days – as if we can’t enjoy the zoo just like any other family. What a loser I am! The London Zoo was amazing. The turnout was incredible. It was jam […]

May vs The Hospital: Part 1, Missing information

May 20, 2012 at 12:13

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Last autumn, my husband and I sat down with a lawyer to instruct him to open an investigation into May’s birth. The only cases I’ve heard of going through, and I do know personally of a couple, are ones where the hospital admitted fault from the very day it happened. The moment of wrongdoing was […]

The So-called Social Services strike again

May 16, 2012 at 16:50

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Either the chair's bracket has completely broken off its base - or it just needs a wash, as the SSOT told me over the phone. (Click to enlarge)Either the chair's bracket has completely broken off its base - or it just needs a wash, as the SSOT told me over the phone. (Click to enlarge)

Back in December, I contacted Social Services about getting my daughter’s chair fixed. The chair supports her fully so that she can use her arms and head without also concentrating on keeping her body erect. She eats in it. She plays in it. It is a very important piece of kit. It’s mid-May now. Six […]