Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer is in full swing

It is hard to believe that tomorrow is July! Why does it seem that summer flies by when you are old but as a kid it seemed like an eternity?

June for Alex was a few days at TCEP a childcare place we use some during the school on a drop in basis. They do great things with the kids, including field trips! Yesterday they went to Ohio Caverns. Cosi is in the near future! For two weeks in June, Alex participated in Stagecrafters camp at the High School. They did a fabulous job learning Alice in Wonderland, Jr. At the end of the two weeks there were 3 performances. It was a rocky start at first but soon, Alex got the hang of it. The best, and worst, part was when they got to the unbirthday party song. Alex was in the group of kids playing musical chairs with Alex. K and I looked at each other and could almost not watch. We know Alex's competitiveness and worried that there could be a meltdown right on the stage. Wouldn't you know that his "part" in that scene was to pull the chair away from Alice at the last minute and win!!!! I'm wondering how long it took the directors to figure out that Alex should have that part!

July will involve more "tutoring" for Alex along with a camping family trip for a few nights. Both kids are also doing tennis in the park and enjoying that. Soon we will be buying school supplies, backpacks and shoes!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Well, it is almost here....summer....the weather is great and how amazing I feel after a few days at the pool. The kids have their last school day tomorrow. I have to say that I used to feel very anxious about the end of the school year. I remember feeling so lost after Alex was diagnosed not knowing what to do with him once school let out. He was too young for "camps" and it just seemed we were getting into a routine with school and it was out for the summer. Not to mention the fear of regression.

My husband and I have always worked hard to get him programing throughout the summer including camps and therapies. This was not easy nor cheap but we did it. I feel now that we are on a summer auto pilot. We have out local childcare place - yeah TCEP - where the kids can go for a few days a week....we have our local pool....we have local teenagers that can help out when I need them....oh, and who can forget Mrs. Walker who wants to work with Alex throughout the summer and refuses to let me pay her. WOW!

So, that leads me to talk about my employment status, which is still unemployed :( I feel like I have the support structure there now to help me go back to work but it hasn't happened yet. I have wonderful people in the community working to find me job leads. I have a promising lead that I hope works out soon. Either way, I'm just going to enjoy my time with the kids this summer and hope it all works out in the end.

So tomorrow is the last day of school and I'm not anxious at all...We have come a long way!