Friday, January 30, 2009

The Bus Card
Well, the first bus card (see here)(at least it was already ¾’s used up) fell and got lost within 24 hours. I think that when she went to look out the bus window she simply postponed putting the card away, and it must have fallen.
My first gut reaction to realizing that she had already lost her bus ticket was to say “OK, you are too young.” I have noticed that Ricki tends to be a bit dreamy sometimes on the bus, and doesn’t put the card away quickly. This is a potentially expensive situation.
But I gulped, and gave her the almost $15 to buy a new ticket. I insisted that she put the card away right away. She doesn’t need to be told “You’re too young.” She needs to hear that she did not act with responsibility, and that I expect better. But I am praying that she keeps hold of this piece of paper……

3 comments:

RivkA with a capital A said...

My 12 year of does not have Down's but is ADD -- we have similar bus card issues.....

To be fair, his ADD mother is 30 years older and still losing things.....

(though I really aspire to put things away right away!)

RivkA with a capital A said...

My 12 year of does not have Down's but is ADD -- we have similar bus card issues.....

To be fair, his ADD mother is 30 years older and still losing things.....

(though I really aspire to put things away right away!)

tesyaa said...

In my house there's a 15 year old girl who loses everything, forgets to take a shower, leaves clothes EVERYWHERE; she once lost $80 I had entrusted her to buy play tickets. She's definitely got undiagnosed ADD.