Tuesday, December 6, 2011

She prefers HER world thank you...

In Lucy's world she spends her evenings shopping a sensory catalog for classroom supplies for her own class (you know, the one SHE teaches).  In her world she makes appointments for sick dogs and is able to provide some diagnostic services over the telephone.  In Lucy's world she has (and she has stuck by this claim for 2 years now) flown on Christmas Eve, just a little bit, just floating above the carpet a little as she was laying there (no one saw her but she did it).  In her beautiful world, Jack Frost is Frosty the Snowman and she KNOWS him and at times helps him with his handiwork.  She has checklists of kids who need time-outs, she has intake forms for new toddlers for my room (not REAL intake forms with any identifying client information mind you).   No wonder it sucks so bad for her sometimes when all her grown-ups expect her to live in OUR world.  I'd fight it too little girl (maybe not quite as fiercely)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hi!! We are still here ...

So much has happened and at the same time so much is the same.  Lucy was batman for Halloween.
Lucy's 1st grade year is less dramatic then kindergarten but it's not without its challenges and heartbreaks. Live is challenging.  We live it the best we can but it's challenging, exhausting and stressful to live in a world created for more traditional personalities. 

Lucy's auntie Jen, the love of her life and our housemate for the past 6 years up and moved to St. Louis. Her job transferred her there.  Oh the sad sad sobbing that took place when we broke the news to Lucy. It was heartbreaking.  Lucy crying, auntie Jen crying ...  I wen't with Jen when she moved to make sure she unpacked and left Lucy with grandma.  Lucy and her mama were separated by states for the first time in six years.  I was pretty anxious. Lucy handled it pretty well.

FINALLY Lucy was picked as a volunteer at the zoo.  She was so proud.  She held the food dish and these birds flew over to her and landed there.  Lucy held so still. 

About a week after I returned from St Louis Lucy had a breakdown. She missed Jen so much.  Zeppelin bolted over to the sofa and proceeded to curl up next to Lucy as I rubbed her back.  Zeppy stayed with her until I brought her to bed over an hour later.  He's a devoted dog for sure.

Lucy has managed to hang on to her keen sense of style.

We started an elimination diet.  Taking out dairy and adding in lots of protein plus supplements to see if we can help Lucy's brain help her body to settle down a little bit.  We're only a week into the plan. We will definately let you know how it goes.

Lucy helped to make Lefse

In her excitement of actually seeing Santa Lucy totally forgot to ask the two questions she had planned:
1. Can she ever visit the North Pole and
2. How big are elf's

Oh well she says, we'll just write him a letter and ask.
See you soon!