Today is my daughter’s 16th birthday and it’s hard to fathom that in 2 years she’ll be an adult. As a parent, I expected her to be at a different place by this point. That is, she was so bright and driven that a few years ago I expected her to be taking college courses by now through a joint high-school/college program and for her to graduate early. As such, she is in fact, failing her classes and will not be graduating early, if at all.
We celebrated her birthday, just the three of us: she, her brother, and me. It was okay. I think she appreciated I made the effort.
I’m currently (sorta, because I’m typing this) re-watching Stranger Things season 3 on Netflix, in anticipation of Season 4, which will be released in 7 days. I haven’t decided what I want to do for the day yet. I’m going to write a friend a letter and read some of a book, but beyond that, I don’t know. I guess sometimes it’s good not to have plans. I am happy that my kids are here with me, even if they choose to be in their rooms the whole time.
Summer is coming and I talked to my ex-mother-in-law (my kids’ grandmother) about the camp they have every summer. My son (14 next week) and their twin cousins (16 this summer) will be hanging out, but I think my daughter is going to sit it out. My ex-mother-in-law thinks my daughter has Aspberger’s. Unfortunately, her psychologist never evaluated her for Autism or Sensory Processing Disorder which my ex asked for. In his psychological evaluation report, he said it’s functionally the same as Social Anxiety (which she has) so it doesn’t matter. Like fuck it doesn’t.
Fortunately/unfortunately my current insurance doesn’t pay for her to continue to see her current psych providers so maybe she can have another psych eval that evaluates for those disorders. Now I just got to see if I can get her in for an appointment any time in the near future.
In happier news, I’ve got 10 days until I’m filing for divorce!!!