11-21-08 cd board invite a lurker day

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Star*, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I was inspired by ropefree's post and after reading some of the comments I see that others may feel left out or don't have the UMPH to come out and just pop in here and say hello.


    FOR ALL OF YOU WHO DO NOT FEEL LIKE YOU COULD DO THIS - TOMORROW IS AMNESTY DAY - JUST come out and say hello.....introduce yourself, and know that there isn't much that the rest of this group hasn't heard, seen, witnessed or finds abnormal - no matter what you think.

    Just wanted to invite all those lurking and feeling left out to post here -

    And let us know you're out there so we can give you a proper welcome.
  2. Jena

    Jena New Member

    ok star that was a cute idea! I ditto that!!
  3. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Thank you ditto!
  4. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Me too! I ditto too!

    Come out come out where ever you are!

    11/21/08 is the safe spot to report to!
  5. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    I also love the amnesty idea, although I have difficulty understanding the date. There aren't 21 months in a year! OK, I know you guys put the date and months the wrong way round, I just always have a major clash of mental gears whenever I see a date, and for low day numbers I often make mistakes.

    But whenever - come out and play, all you lurkers. We don't bite!

  6. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Maybe there should be 21 months? Hmm

    Anyhoo... you lurkers come on out!!! I came out and am proud to admit it! It was scary at first. But everyone was very nice after I got let out of the naughty corner!!!

    Star is still in it...

    Seriously though, if any one needs some support please let us know! :) or can give some...
  7. luvmyottb

    luvmyottb Guest

    I used to lurk here but now I am an occasional poster. Come and join the crowd!
  8. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Great idea!
  9. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    What an AWESOME day for lurkers to have Amnesty! It is also Wiz' 17th birthday, so I will provide cyber birthday cake and goofy party hats for all to share!

    Come join us - or at least give us a shout and let us say Howdy to ya!

  10. ML

    ML Guest

    I had a brother who passed away when I was 18 who would have been 43 on 11/21. What a great idea.
  11. Ropefree

    Ropefree Banned

    Star, You do have a way about you! Thanks for being you. I came on tonight all worked up over what is going on at my world theater of the drama and I get so interested in the posts and forget all about my own.
    Now I am snoozy. But I have news...progress and what a relief. The hurry up and wait...crisis and then slogging through. I want to share the news in the morning.
    Lurking off.
  12. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    I look forward to reading about your news, but please forgive me if I don't get back to you for a couple of days. I'm likely to be busy until the morning after the wedding (Sunday) or later.

    It sounds like good news, I'm glad for you.

  13. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Lurkers oh lurkers come out & say "hi". We're not scary or judgemental ~ just a group of weary parents holding each other up when needed.

  14. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    NO! Not 21 months! I can barely pay the bills for 12! NOT 21!!!
  15. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

  16. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Oh lurkers! Come on! Where are you? Only a few more hours left. Let's see how many of you can pop in just to say "hi". Like a telethon - but better, no money to send!

    We care about you all.
  17. BestICan

    BestICan This community rocks.

    I'll say hi! I lurk every day but almost never post. Great idea!

  18. livinlife

    livinlife New Member

    lurker here!
  19. Numina

    Numina New Member

    Hi! Waves.

    Not really sure what to say. You're all great and have given me such hope and reassurance.

    9 yr old DS was given a tentative diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified Tuesday - completely out of the blue for me. I don't see it but a mother wouldn't, would she? His teacher recruited our GP to stage an intervention on me so I took DS to be tested.

    It's funny, 'Aspergers light' I can stomach. Saying he's 'tongue tied with some adults and a very picker eater' don't make me want to run from the room screaming like the scary label "PPD" does.

    Now that I'm paying attention I see him playing with light switches and babbling prosady. He really melts down if he has to write an imaginative story for school.

    I'm meeting with the GP on Wednesday to stage a plan of action. And husband and I have an appointment in two weeks to see what the psychologist recommends.

    I don't know what's sadder; a) thinking I was the only one who had to deal with a 9 yr old's dingle berries or b) that there are more mothers in the world who have to deal with them.
  20. KateM

    KateM Member


    Yes, getting the dianoses can be a real downer. My son wasn't diagnosis with Aspergers until age 14 -- we were told ADHD with quirkiness and social skill deficits from age 4. The "good news" is that a diagnosis can put you on the right path -- interventions that are geared towards Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) that can be beneficial to you and your son. It can also open the door to more services from the school.

    Thanks for joining us; make yourself at home! We're a friendly and supportive group, but weekends can be slow!