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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Chicken pox?

My dear little girl may have the chicken pox.  She has already had a challenging week in her strong attempt to get through her first week back to school.  She was vaccinated, so it shouldn't be as bad as I had it as a kid.  My sister and I had it together during a winter snow storm.

Thankfully I have some great prescription anti-itch cream on hand.  We only had the pink chalomine lotion when I was a kid, which didn't help at all.  I often had sore muscles as a kid and relied on Absorbine Junior to get relief.  I thought it would also resolve my chicken pox itch.  I screamed and cried until my mom gave in, the screamed and cried because it stung so much.

After a brief staffing, we all decided to shorten eldest's day.  He can now decide to stay for lunch or come home.  Hoping this is temporary, but better than a home bound program.  Crocheting a rainbow blanket to keep me coming.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Summer's End

One more week and the kids go back to school.  My stomach is already in knots.  Three kids with special needs presents a host of challenges.  This year, I feel resided.  I am more accepting of letting the process flow than fighting the process and trying to make it what it "should" be.

So why the knots in my stomach?  I'm still knew to going with the flow of acceptance and it's uncomfortable.  There are so many variables to contend with when it comes to these beautiful children who have such a difficult time with the learning process.  It's as if they dropped like angels from the sky with their own hidden mysteries and complex beauty.

At times I realize that I cannot protect them from the world forever.

Working on acceptance and enjoying their presence in my life.