Thursday, July 24, 2008

Barbara_fisckinBarbara Fischkin on Michael Savage

From my friend Barbara Fischkin, on Huffington Post. Barbara's husband Jim Mulvaney runs Surf Pal. Their son Dan is 20 year old, handsome as the day is long and has autism. Please pop over to HuffPo to read the full, moving post and to comment: HERE.

If only it was true that the kids are mere brats and all we need is a visit from The Nanny. If you were right, then life would be monumentally easier for most of us.

5 comments:

Petra said...

"If only it was true that the kids are mere brats and all we need is a visit from The Nanny. If you were right, then life would be monumentally easier for most of us."

Yeah.. if only.... I'd love to see how The Nanny would have handled the fun and games in my house this morning..

Barbara Fischkin said...

Petra
Actually my own fanasty is to be on Wife Swap.
Let someone else try it here!

Well, I applied to be on the show over a year ago. Really. Still waiting for that call. I can pack in no time!

Barbara

Petra said...

Oh Barbara - you are BRILLIANT!!!
Yes indeed, spouse swap. Oh what 'fun' it would be to just sit back and watch mayhem ensue....

If you get that call, can I come too? Who needs to pack, I can buy what I need when I get there..

LOL

(Thanks for making me laugh)

Amanda said...

Oh you lot missed a BLINDER! Ages ago on TV there was an episode of "Supernanny" where she went to a household with an autistic kid - car crash telly - and what did she do? Took one look and ran, RAN to the psychologist to get them to come and show the family how to help the kid. So, there's your route to professional input for free. Let's all write to Super Nanny and ask for help - because after all, what do we know??LOL!!

Petra said...

Hi Amanda:

Yes, definitely sorry I missed that one. I have caught a few episodes in the past where she was working with families with an ADHD kiddo in the mixture.. She seemed OK in those settings...

I like the idea of collectively emailing/writing Super Nanny for help, and we should send her lots and lots of video material of our finer moments! LOL

Not sure I would want the free professional input to come from a psychologist though (haven't had many good experiences with them.. except for Z's neuropsych, who ROCKS!).

Dirty little secret.. I haven't watched many episodes of Super Nanny, as the families typically annoy the you-know-what out of me. The few I DID watch almost always involved Super Nanny taking a chunk out of Daddy Dearest for *checking out* and leaving it all up mom(*guilty pleasures* and all that..)