My Goldilocks ~ My girl had a hard week. A neighborhood boy who has played at our house for about a year really turned on our dd recently. He has been calling her names and slapped her across the face on Monday. The attack was unprovoked (according to several neighborhood children) and left a hand print on her face. Unfortunately, no adult witnessed the slap because I was inside giving a piano lesson to the boy's special needs adult brother and my husband was busy with another child. I believe it will be a long time (if ever) before this boy (11 years old) is welcome anywhere near our kids again. I am very impressed how well our dd has held up under all of this social chaos. With her own special needs, she often misses social cues. When something does go wrong in her world, her own behaviors fall apart for days at a time. This time she is staying stable and remaining in control of herself. As if this was not enough for one week, Goldilocks fell on the sidewalk the very next day and needed stitches right near her eye.
Places We Are Going ~ Our ER visit was filled with events that required lots of social explanation. The most difficult situation was explaining why a woman was forcing herself to vomit, over and over again in the waiting room. I am not sure I came up with an explanation that the kids truly accepted, but they did stop talking about it after a day or two. Actually, I'm not sure why she was doing it herself.
On a much more fun note ~ We went to the Mountain State Fair! The kids had so much fun and each went on two rides. Tom Sawyer and Daddy went on a super scary upside down coaster. Tom Sawyer loved the coaster ~ Daddy not so much. He was a great support to Tom Sawyer! Do you see the smile on that boy's face! The kids were excited to see their shoe box parade floats, even though they didn't win anything but the participation ribbon. I think they did a great job on their projects. What a great evening of fun!
Our Homeschool ~ We got all of the basics done this week. We also started learning the bus system. I am hoping that this will ease some of our difficulties with sharing one car. The bus ride was easy, and I hope Tim will be able to use it some evenings when I cannot get back to him. In the photo, Tim is looking at me with disbelief that I am taking his photo on the bus. LOL
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