Monday, October 19, 2009

What's Your Profession?

Picture: Texas in October; Eli swimming in the pool with mommy We recently switched all of Elijah's therapy to a different clinic. I'm excited about his new therapists and we now have all of his out-of-home therapy in one place. It's a lot nicer for me not having to drive to two different locations and it makes it easier for his therapists to keep in contact (and therefore on the same page when it comes to his therapy).

This morning we had Elijah's first OT session with his new therapist. We'd met her once before when she performed Elijah's OT evaluation, but this was our first actual session with this new therapist.

Therapists, especially when they don't know Elijah, ask me a lot of questions about what he can and cannot do, his history, etc. I expect this and I'm happy to answer. This morning, out of the blue, his new OT said, "What's your profession?" The question caught me a little off guard. I wondered why she wanted to know. Sometimes people tend to look down upon people who "just stay at home" with their kids.

"Uh, I'm a stay-at-home mom," I told her. But that's not what she was getting at. "Oh, you just seem to know a lot about child development," she said. "I thought maybe you had a medical background." I had to laugh. Andy gets that all the time, but this was the first time anyone has asked me specifically if I had some kind of medical background. And, you know, it felt good. :)

So what is my profession? I'm an "Ahm" as Elijah would say. It really is my dream job.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture of Mom & Son.

Kathy said...

Oh, Ahm, you're the best Ahm! ;)

Love you, MomGramKat

Anonymous said...

SAHM is the new black. :)

If you have ever worked in a job where you meet the 'public' you know there is a wide variety of humanity out there.

She did compliment you, if not intentionally. Glad you took it that way. Just mean to say, not ALL mothers are like you. Many, but not ALL. I mean that as a compliment. :) Barbara

Janis said...

This happens to me A LOT!!! I take it as a compliment. :)

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