Wednesday, September 17, 2014
A T1D Mom's Miscommunication
With school back in session for around three weeks, teachers are busy with assessing placement.
My own two have been taking tests to see where they rank and also, to provide a guide to their future years' learning.
Mostly, I sit back and wait to see what happens. Certain tests are more important than others, but at the end of the day, it is always about 'doing your best'. That's all anyone can ask for.
Today, as I was wrapping up part of my at-home desk work, my personal cell phone beeped with a text update. Glancing at the clock and realizing it was not an expected lunch time, I was instantly on high alert for whatever it was about to tell me.
Youngest Daughter: Mom, I have to tell you that I did really well on my SRI (standardized reading assessment) and I am 238.
Insert a panicked look on my face. A 238 SRI score isn't even near a 6th grade reading level. She had to be having a HIGH blood sugar. Or worse. Or did she just blow it off? How on earth do I respond to her text?
Me: Okay. Well you did your best and I am always proud of you.
Youngest Daughter: Thank you! I am proud too.
Huh? Her comment makes no sense to me but I figure that a text while she is at school is not the time to deal with it.
Later that day........
Not too much longer and I am anxiously awaiting her arrival. After the bus drops her off, I casually broach the subject.
Me: Soooo. You sent me your SRI score today.
Youngest daughter: Yes, wasn't it great?
Me: A 238?
Youngest daughter: What?
Me: Did you get a 238?
Youngest daughter: What in the world? No, I got a 1028. Where did you get a 238?
Me: From your text message. Wait, you got a 1028? That's awesome!
Youngest daughter: Oh geez mom. That was a 238 mg/dl! Seriously? You seriously thought that I scored a 238??
Yes, this is a very true story.