Tuesday, January 28, 2014
This blog kinda gets put on the back burner now. I have so much on my plate these days with trying to research and find a new fit for my boy.
He is doing great at the transition classes for the most part. Some teachers are more caring than others, but that is just the story of life.
Some classes are not near challenging enough and he is bored after the first 20 minutes. His mind is great, and it must be filled at all times with happy, inviting, challenging work. He thrives on learning new things.
Giving him a sheet of paper to trace letters is not going to cut it...it has been writing on his own too long to go backwards.
So we will roll with the punches and keep our heads up.
Today 2 moms reached out to me after my boys teacher told me he was bored after 25 minutes and said it was time to take him home. The moms introduced themselves and just happened to ask how I was. Which was interesting, cause that never happens here, people keep to themselves.
Turns out these 2 moms with daughters in my boys class have autistic boys.
It was like they just knew to reach out to me. My boy went off and played with their girls and we spoke for an hour. It was a change that was meant to be in my life. To pull him from private school, I have already met more moms in a week that in 12 years of living here. And moms that have the understanding of what it is like everyday to live with a special needs child.
Well my mind was blown. Life works in mysterious ways.
While I sit and wait for him in school, I crochet or sew. But I don't have time for much else outside of that time. Like I said, he has a mind that needs challenges. We work on school work and craft time at home to keep his mind busy. This set is my favorite for the week. The task was to draw something red, he drew spiderman, plus sounded out the writing of spiderman...S-P-Y-derman gotta love it. Then on to his counting and writing. He has come so far so fast.
Ever wonder what I look like while shopping for quilt fabrics...yeah me too.
Apparently he thought he would snap some very unflattering shots of me.
Note to self, by pants that fit. #losttoomuchweight
Otherwise still working on my crochet mood blanket and it is coming along lovely. I decided I will add some crochet hearts to some of the squares.
Crocheting black hearts today for those who don't do reds and pinks ;)
And my biggest accomplishment of the weekend, if you follow me on Instagram @vintagemarketp you saw this.
So here it was 35 years later I have made my polar bear for my 5 year old.
Pretty stinkin' special.
Also this weekend I was able to do a bit of sewing. I have needed a needle case forever and now that I craft on the go I really needed a place to store my pins and needles. I got inspired to make more and I hope to find time (yeah right) to list them in my etsy. Otherwise I am selling them on IG and here. if you are interested email me.