Wengrin -- I hear you on alllll that ADHD stuff. I'm absent-minded (probably would have had an ADHD diagnosis if I'd been evaluated when I was younger), so I get it and do okay rolling with DS's forgetfulness at home most of the time, but he's in middle school now and it's really hard to see his grades low because of these issues. He's so bright, great test scores, but has a terrible time completing assignments. I hate that this could mess up his future choices, but I've accepted that we're limited in how much we can fix this for him. As far as the neuro-psych testing goes, I will say that the main reason we had it done was because we had some concerns about austistic spectrum disorder and wanted to know about that finally (we'd wondered about it for years). It didn't give us a lot of new insight into his ADHD, just told us that our kid was smart and disoragnized (which we knew). Anyway, AFTER insurance, we had to pay almost $1000 for this. It took us a year to pay off. While I'm glad I know more about my kid, in retrospect I don't think I would have bothered. It didn't really improve our situation. But, fortunately for me, he's my easy behavior kid at home, so at least I am not dealing with opposition and such while I'm trying to help him remember where his clarinet is. My hope for him is that, once he's out of school, he'll find a job and lifestyle that's ADHD-friendly (school definitely is not) and he will be able to feel successful and not necessarily need medication.
Cute picture, btw. The very safe thing for my DH to do when I'm hormonal and stressed out is clean the house. I can't handle messy when I'm anxious.
AFM, work is crazy this week, but we have a three-day weekend (which I may not take all of, but at least the office will be empty while I catch up). I'm working on Beowulf in my British Lit class, and I'm going to try to take the family and the dog to the park this weekend for some play. What is everyone else up to?