- 10:15 AM, Friday,
August 23rd 2019:
- Let me start
immediately by saying neither Talya nor I believe
anything, and I do mean anything, is wrong with
Cameron. A teacher and a specialist who was observing
another child at his preschool a few months ago
noticed what they thought could be an absence seizure
in Cam as he was spacing off and wouldn't respond to
them calling his name. It was long enough to concern
them and they recommended we take him to a doctor and
thus, he had an EEG a couple days ago. We literally
won't know anything for months and again, we 100%
don't believe there is an issue. However, this scene
will be burned in my brain forever...
- So what is it? Is
it just him being a normal 5-year-old boy? Well yes
and no. Here's my take, and honestly? I think it's a
HUGE plus and will serve him well his entire life if
- When he's
concentrating? It's an entire mind/body thing for him.
I noticed this in him at the earliest of ages. I
remember when he was 2 watching him watch YouTube
videos of Mario games and looking at his eyes
absolutely darting around taking in every freaking
thing like he was a robot. He's now, at least in 2D
mario games? Nearly as good as me. I don't say that
lightly, he's 5 and I'm REALLY GOOD at 2D
platformers... but Cam's eye-hand coordination is
beyond exceptional as is his unwillingness to give-up.
As well? If he's concentrating hard enough? He won't
hear you unless you physically touch him and hell even
then you may have to shake his shoulder and say his
He'll do this with daydreaming as well. He'll be
focused on something and you can say his name a couple
times and he just doesn't hear you. Now, with my
DAD voice? He hears me right away and I'm most
certain the teachers at his school don't use that
voice. LOL. At least I hope they don't. So
I fully understand their concern and, well, like
we're not gonna get the EEG, you know? I mean you
have to at least see...
- ...but again, we
know Cam pretty well. I youtubed the shit out of
absence seizures and watched dozens of kids have them
on-camera and it's NOTHING like Cam. Cam is
exceptional at focusing EVERY
PART OF HIS BEING on one thing,
anything, at any given time and I have the same
thing. I don't block out audio however and
I think that just comes with practice and time.
You learn to juggle more shit in your brain as you get
older and he'll get there. But I don't believe
for a second that there's anything wrong with him.
- But this site has
always been about documenting what I feel changes my
character and undoubtedly seeing your kid in that
setting is now a part of me that never leaves.
Welcome to parenthood.