Been running around trying to pull together info to apply for Disability for Herself. It's not something I *want* to do...but I need to. :sigh: She simply doesn't function well enough to be able to hold a job - case in point, yesterday at the theater.
We went to see "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (good movie, not great, but fun. NOT for the..under 10 crowd, but fun) at 11:20. The building was empty - I think there were 4 other people in our theater with us. Halfway thru the movie, she leans over and whispers "I need to go to the bathroom." "OK." I say.
A few minutes later, I say "Honey, if you need to go, GO." "NO." :sigh: A few minutes later, she's squirming, so I say, again, "Honey, go ahead and go!" "NO. Not alone!" :bangs head:
Yes. *I* had to take my almost 18-year old daughter to the bathroom, because she refused to go by herself. In a pretty much empty building, with the bathrooms clearly marked. It's aggravating, because she should be able to do that (most *8* year olds can do that by themselves!)....but she can't.
I'm pretty sure they'll deny it, and we'll have to appeal. NOT what I want to do, but what choice do we have? Her survivor's benefits ends at the end of May.....and while I could get a part-time job, it'll cut into the homeschooling time with Himself. (And it would leave him alone with her, which....isn't really ideal. She doesn't do that well without supervision, unfortunately.)
Anyway, SS is do to call me in about 15 minutes. Should be fun - NOT!
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