Just a quick check in with all of you my lovely friends. I have been working, helping Little Boy with school and making masks like a mad woman. Last weekend I made 24 and have since made more. My goal is 50 masks to help family, neighbors and some of the parents and families I work with. I have made so many at this point I can't even remember who I gave them to. Last Sunday I spent hours at the task, finally my oldest son said, "Mom, when was the last time you showered? You look like a crazy person!" At this point my hair was falling out of my top knot and I had thread all over me. Here is a photo of Little Buddy and Mr 26's adorable girlfriend modeling my first batch of masks. She has had to do more than girlfriend duty this week, she pitched in watching this little guy while I had to work because my babysitter sent me a text at 9:47 pm Sunday evening she would not be coming to our house for a few weeks. Well after some swearing and a bit of a fit I asked this wonderful young woman if she could help and of course she did. Not saying my darling boy was the best for her, he told her she was not the boss of him when she tried to get him to write in his journal.
Online schooling is not for me. Here I am fully admitting it, I completely hate it. I can never seem to find the right assignments and when we turn things in it looks like they are not complete even though they are. Is it our WiFi? Is it the system of is it just me and my ineptitude over anything tech? I believe it is all three but mostly I am taking the blame. Ms. Rachel, Little Buddy's assistant is working from home trying to make things easier for us. I now print out the assignments and he does them and I take a photo of them which I send to her and she uploads it into the system. Since I can not figure out how to do all that myself this is our new system. This poor guy above was our attempt at making a parachute. Let me just say this plastic bag did not slow down his descent and he landed with a big plop.
This is Little Buddy's interview with me about my happiest day. There was a lot of prompting with, "and then what did I say happened?" but we got it done. I don't know if I am holding him here or if he is in my heart or stomach, but you get the idea. And yes, my hair really does look like this.
But the very best news in this time of stress is Little Buddy got a brand new bike. This bike was given to a patient of mine from a physical therapist I work with. I was telling her how hard I was trying to get a bike for Little Buddy through insurance, who by the way won't pay for it because it is not a necessity, even though it is a therapeutic necessity. We were chatting and she said she had given this brand new bike to one of our patients a while back and he did not need it. I promptly sent a text to the Mom of this little one and she told me they were trying to figure out how to donate it and did I know anyone who wanted it? Yep, we do!!! So the next day I went over and picked it up. We enlarged it as much as we could and here he is. He loves it! He rides it everyday and as you see even rides it in his pj's! It won't be a bike he can use for long because he is almost too big for it but for now it is wonderful for him. I'll keep working on getting him a new one in the meantime. Tricycles for kids with special needs are super expensive, you just can't pop over to your local store and buy one. So after school work today and some mask making you can find us outside while this guy gets some riding in.
Hope you are all well and hanging in there during these very stressful times.