My kids love having breakfast outside. And who could blame them? With 80 degree weather, none of us wants go be inside. But it also means that on Sunday mornings they pull us out of bed at 7 am to play t-ball with them. I could live with it though especially if we are to spend the rest of the day at the pool in the month of May!
Monday, May 23, 2011
I personally don't believe in airing dirty laundry on the blogs especially when it comes to very personal issues. But I also know that some of my friends and relatives read my blog and to say what I need to say without any interruptions, I need to say it here.
After years of bringing David to multiple doctors and trying to figure out what is going on with him, we are finally one step closer to solving the puzzle. I used to joke that David has early symptoms of Alzheimer. I realize there is nothing funny about it, but most of the time, I feel, I need to throw some sense of humor in order to get through a day. Well, he doesn't have Alzheimer, but he seems to have issues with working memory. What does it mean? Exactly what he has been doing for years -- not recalling things, words, names, information. My first question was how do we help him, what kind of therapy he needs. There is none. There are way of helping him, but it is believed he will suffer academically especially with math. I am not going to get into how bright he is and what grade level he currently reads, it's actually not very important if he doesn't remember what he's read on a previous page.
I believe there are other issues as well, but for now I'm glad someone is actually listening to us. It is now my job to convince his school that David needs extra help, time for testing and less yelling at him.
A lot of people say that you are given what you are capable of handling. Not sure I completely agree with it, but I need to believe that I'm good enough for my son.
Monday, May 16, 2011
I've been knitting baby booties lately since purchasing "booties, blankets & bears" book. I didn't have a recipient in my mind when knitting them, I just had to make them. They are so cute (at least in the book) that I couldn't resist. I think I might start following Julia's example and ask random strangers if they are pregnant. While visiting Intrepid last weekend, Julia asked one of the workers there if she had a baby in her stomach. The woman's response was "No, it's all me".
(This picture has nothing to do with knitting. I thought I'll just throw in one picture of the kids.)
Home and School Association in David's school was selling plants a week before mother's day. David asked me if he could have some cash, so he could purchase me some plants. I picked him up from school and he was holding these two pots. Turns out he purchased one for Julia and with the money left over he got one for me as well. Can you guess which one is for me (hint: it's not looking so good.... actually neither one of them is)?