Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Twelve Days of Christmas for the Parents of an Exceptional Child

Today, our schedule is: speech therapy at 9am, physical therapy at 10:30, occupational therapy at noon, and Levi's IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan- a toddler's IEP) meeting at 2pm. Here is the song I wrote in honor of my day...
The Twelve Days of Christmas for the Parents of
an Exceptional Child

On the first day of Christmas, my toddler brought to me:
A meeting for his IFSP

On the second day of Christmas, my toddler brought to me:
2 big hugs
And a meeting for his IFSP

On the third day of Christmas, my toddler brought to me:
3 therapists
2 big hugs
And a meeting for his IFSP

On the fourth day of Christmas, my toddler brought to me:
4 ER visits
3 therapists
2 big hugs
And a meeting for his IFSP

On the fifth day of Christmas, my toddler brought to me:
5 lives changed
4 ER visits
3 therapists
2 big hugs
And a meeting for his IFSP

On the sixth day of Christmas, my toddler brought to me:
6 breathing treatments
5 lives changed
4 ER visits
3 therapists
2 big hugs
And a meeting for his IFSP

On the seventh day of Christmas, my toddler brought to me:
7 specialist doctors
6 breathing treatments
5 lives changed
4 ER visits
3 therapists
2 big hugs
And a meeting for his IFSP

On the eighth day of Christmas, my toddler brought to me:
8 celebrations
7 specialist doctors
6 breathing treatments
5 lives changed
4 ER visits
3 therapists
2 big hugs
And a meeting for his IFSP

On the ninth day of Christmas, my toddler brought to me:
9 forms to fill out
8 celebrations
7 specialist doctors
6 breathing treatments
5 lives changed
4 ER visits
3 therapists
2 big hugs
And a meeting for his IFSP

On the tenth day of Christmas, my toddler brought to me:
10 new prescriptions
9 forms to fill out
8 celebrations
7 specialist doctors
6 breathing treatments
5 lives changed
4 ER visits
3 therapists
2 big hugs
And a meeting for his IFSP


On the eleventh day of Christmas, my toddler brought to me:
11 awkward comments
10 new prescriptions
9 forms to fill out
8 celebrations
7 specialist doctors
6 breathing treatments
5 lives changed
4 ER visits
3 therapists
2 big hugs
And a meeting for his IFSP

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my toddler brought to me:
12 new friends
11 awkward comments
10 new prescriptions
9 forms to fill out
8 celebrations
7 specialist doctors
6 breathing treatments
5 lives changed
4 ER visits
3 therapists
2 big hugs
And a meeting for his IFSP

written by:
April Vernon
Living by Faith Blog