I got some excellent comments on my last post about Jack being described in a developmental pediatrician report as “adorable.” It’s so nice to have a doctor take the time to drop a really wonderful compliment into a report, especially considering that these reports often mostly chronicle our children’s struggles.
What I found in those comments is that several of you have had doctors write similar things in your children’s reports and charts. It turns out that many of us have children with an Adorable diagnosis or a Precious diagnosis.
But (and forgive me if you are one of the people to whom I already made this joke to in a response to your comment) I have sad news for those of you with those diagnoses.
It turns out that the Adorable and Precious diagnoses won’t make it into the new version of the DSM. Those conditions are now going to be folded into the larger category of “Cuteness Spectrum.”
* Somewhat unbelievably, Blogger’s title field isn’t long enough for me to title this post what I really wanted to title it. I need a class in headline writing apparently.