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Last Sunday, Malcolm, Jeremiah, Rebekah and William and I all squeezed into the little green Fiesta and made the five hour trip down to visit our son and his family! It was quite an amazing thrill to finally meet our beautiful and precious new granddaughter. Apparently, she’s has a bit more of an intense personality than her laid back big brother, but I didn’t notice any excessive fussiness while I was there! She is quite alert for a tiny baby, so of course I am certain that she’s a budding young genius!
We were also mesmerized by all the cute and quirky antics of our adorable grandson! He’s very busy and loves superheroes, especially Spiderman! He loves to perform and entertain, just like his daddy and grandpa do!! He just started preschool and seems to be enjoying it very much.
Sadly, our time with our grandchildren went by all to quickly and after playing at home and then going down to the ocean for a little while, it was time for us to pack up and head back home to Bethany.
We didn’t bring Bethany along this time because the last few times that we did take her, it turned out to be disastrous. She annoyed her siblings unmercifully and got just a little too physical with them for five hours in the car and then after that long, tedious drive she wanted to go back home after being at our destination for only an hour!
Honestly, we just wanted to let Jeremiah have a happy trip and I wanted to enjoy my grandchildren without spending my whole time there having an anxiety attack with worry over how Bethany would behave.
As it turned out, she was just fine back at home with Kristin. She went to the YMCA and got a Pizza which is her usual Sunday routine. I am positive that Bethany was happier staying home than she would have been if she had come with us. Sticking to her routine is very important to her as I’m sure most of you all know by now!
Yet even so, it breaks my heart that because of Bethany’s disabilities and behavior concerns, we felt the need to make the decision to leave her at home. It would have been so awesome if we could have just included her and brought her along with us on our adventure, knowing that she would be cooperative and happy. Unfortunately, that’s just not the way life is for us!
School has been in full swing this week for Jeremiah. I think he is adjusting well to and maybe even actually likes his more rigorous academic high school schedule, because he sets his alarm every night and wakes right up and is eager to start his lessons when it buzzes in the morning. Though I do have a hunch that he probably just wants to get his lessons over with quickly so he can get back to his computer games!! But for whatever reason, he is getting his work done without complaining…at least not yet anyway!!
I think that’s it for us this week. What did you all do this past week? I hope you all had a happy, healthy, and productive week!
- With each school trial, after only a few month’s time, Bethany would stop eating to the point of being considered anorexic. She lost so much weight that she became seriously overdosed on her seizure medications. Her aggression was at an all time high and she began having so many seizures that it became virtually impossible and even dangerous to send her to school. It took me awhile, but I finally resigned myself to the fact that the stress of sending my sweet, precious Bethany to school was too much for her. She belonged at home full time after all, and so we resumed homeschooling her again. Continue reading at…8 Reasons Why I Homeschool My Special Needs Daughter
- Public opinion of the inconvenience of disability and the growing trend towards becoming more and more of a throw away society is both disturbing and frightening! Can’t cope with your child’s annoying and inconvenient disability? Then just get rid of him or her. My criticism lies with the opinion that if your child’s disability causes you an inconvenience, is annoying, or makes life difficult for you in any way then by all means just get rid of him or her! Continue reading at…The Inconvenience of Disability and a Throw Away Attitude