Friday, May 14, 2010

Not the entry I planned

I was planning to write about beauty--specifically about the beautiful places I have lived and the different types of beauty this world holds.

HOWEVER, in an abrupt change of plans, I am putting on my fightin' boots, and getting ready to go help a friend at an IEP (Individual Education Plan) meeting for her severely disabled son--the school doesn't want to provide the services he needs, because he is expensive. I understand that we need to take care of all of the students, and that special needs are expensive--and I am going to smile sweetly, and (in much politer terms than this) tell them to "Pull up their big-girl panties and deal with it".

One of the things about being the mother of a disabled child is how it brings out the latent Valkyrie tendencies in women.

This picture is not fierce enough--but it is really hard to show the level of protectiveness we are talking about!

The songs are better if you listen to them in order--especially if you need prepare yourself to kick some tushes and take some names!

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  1. I swear that i never thought I would see the day when I would see Du Hast on any playlist of yours-except maybe "songs I hate because they are repetitive, loud, and german." Actually, probably the being in german helps (its easier to listen to when you don't know what they are actually saying)

  2. Seriously--you didn't know I am a big Rammstein fan?

    Actually, Ev, I was just as stunned as you were! However, I did look up the lyrics to check that I wasn't inadvertently posting something worse than I thought, and it was ok. It is a play on words in German on two homonyms-- Du Hast is "you have" and Du Hasst is "you hate". Most of the lyrics are the German wedding vows. There are some serious issues going on there, but it is GREAT music to get in the mood for a confrontation!

  3. Really enjoyed this post. Go girl. My new adopted daughter is lovely and needs and IEP and isn't getting everything she needs because it is the end of the year and just moved. I have been having a holy war, which will recommence in late August! To WAR WOMEN!! TO WAR.