Sunday, May 24, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM!!!!!!!! Please don't kill me for posting that video....
By the way, Jim doesn't always dance that way...honest...well, at least most of the time....
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I should have known that it was too good to last. I had a feeling that things would change once one of his therapists visited. And sure enough that’s what happened today. It was recommended that Bennett have constant supervision while outside. This means that the daycare will be requesting that his enhanced staff person be extended to a full day. While I agree that he needs to be watched more closely than the other kids I can’t even begin to tell you how much I hate the fact that he will have someone hanging over him all day. A person who with the best of intentions will hold his hand, help him get up every time he falls, and carry him over obstacles.
Gone are the days when Bennett could just sit by himself beside the fence picking grass while sampling morsels of sand. No more walking around the slide and cleverly figuring out how to get over landscape ties all by himself. No longer will he be able to open the door of the playhouse for a cute little girl and gently shove her inside while quickly closing the door behind her. (What – there’s such a thing as a gentle shove and besides, I’m pretty sure that little girl wanted to go inside anyway!) Instead his every move will be watched, monitored, assessed and assisted.
I love the fact that there is extra help for Bennett but I hate that sometimes it seems to smother him – to stifle him. I want him to be a kid – a kid who falls, a kid who gets in trouble and a kid who gets the chance to figure things out in his own way in his own time.
I guess I need a bigger umbrella.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Other than dealing with a sick two year old and a 13 week old puppy, I've been busy working and feeling rushed and tired much of the time. Tell me working moms - does it get easier??
One more picture of Murphy. As annoying as he is at times, we have grown incredibly fond of the little guy. He slept in that position for quite a while - silly puppy....
Friday, May 1, 2009
Postscript to Shoe Dilemma: I still have not decided what shoes to wear. Thank you so much to everyone who made suggestions! I wish I had the guts to wear Crocs - I loved Julia's idea of dressing them up!! Wearing pants is a serious option as well - as a couple people mentioned, my shoes would probably not attract much attention that way. Dawn's idea of sneaking in comfortable shoes to wear under the table is fantastic - I think I might do that. I'll let you know what happens.