I'll tell you what, my head is spinning trying to get our new schedule underway. Little Buddy needs to be dropped off at school by 8:40, but the car line is so atrocious that you have to leave just after 8 to drive what should only take 10 minutes. It is ghastly, and believe me Mother's and Father's are not the politest people when it comes to dropping off their children. I still am working on the perfect time to leave, do I leave really early and sit and wait, do I leave later and get stuck? I think next week I will try both and see what is less stressful. He gets picked up everyday at 12:30 for the therapies he has in the afternoon. That trip is a breeze as I am the only Mom picking up at that time. The first day I picked him up he cried bloody murder when he saw me. Day two he was ill so did not attend school. By the second day we only had a 50% attendance rate! Day three, again big tears and crying when he saw me. So we had a chat. To add to our rules about school, no bumping children or the teacher with the walker, no leaving the classroom without the teacher, and now no crying when Mom picks you up from school. Yesterday and today he deserves a star, no crying at all. I am glad he loves school so much that he does not want to leave, but I hate for him to carry on like his life at home is so horrible to return to.
I am working Monday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, and Tuesday and Thursday mornings. A new schedule for me. Organizing that, school for both my boys living at home, and extra appointments for both of them has left me feeling like I am going a bit crazy.
The good news is my Teenager got and excellent report from his ENT. His throat is healing up beautifully and all that stuff I still see in there is normal. He had to have a schedule change at school, which took multiple emails and phone calls from me, but it all got sorted out and now he is happy, well as happy as he can be going back to school. Mr. 20 returned to Ohio. I promised myself I would not cry at the airport, but I just cannot help myself. He has been gone two years and I still cry when he leaves. I secretly think he likes it because it makes him feel loved. I really miss him, but I am happy he is on his own journey. Now if he will just behave.
And Little Buddy got his brand new braces. He loves them!!! These braces are a whole other level for him. They have a hinge for his ankle so now he can bend his foot forward while taking a step but cannot extend it. Of course Little Buddy mastered them in no time at all. And of course brand new braces means brand new shoes. Throw that into an already busy week and we have yet another thing we have had to attend to. I was so lucky to find some shoes that fit him, not an easy task when it comes to fitting shoes over braces. I have had to special order them in the past. Here they are.
His favorite are these red Mickey Mouse Crocs, he adores them and cries when I take them off.
He has to have wide shoes that lace up for his external rotation straps, these white ones were found at the discount shoe store at the mall. And they fit! While at the Crocs store I found the Mickey Mouse Crocs and these boat shoes, they fit, too! Since it was buy one, get one 50% off, I had to get them. We are now all set in the shoe department and I am thrilled because these three together were less then the special order ones I had to buy previously.
It is also time for new PJ's. Little Buddy is growing and I am thrilled. He is now rounding out at size 3 Toddler for PJ's and is almost in that size for shirts. Now don't ask me about shorts, those little legs and waist of his are still teeny tiny.
I think he likes his new PJ's don't you?
On the docket for this weekend, rest, paperwork and hopefully some time with yarn. I have been all over the place with that, too. Seems my life is a bit too chaotic right now, it shows in my knitting, my weaving and my crochet. Or maybe I should say my lack of knitting, weaving and crochet.
What are your plans for the weekend?