I took the 4 year old shopping today. Oh hell, this is why most people run errands during preschool. She had on her domestic goddess uniform and proceded to yell “STOP” each time we passed something she thought should be in the cart. BUT Children should be taught how to do these things, right? [Read more...]
Meet the teacher night went well. Bella’s teacher seems great, and she likes to text! I love it when a teacher is easily accessible. Also, Bella told me I did a great job that night. Yay me! As opposed to last year, when we left the school, she stormed to the car saying “I hope you know you embarrassed yourself!” After all, I did
wear hair curlers, hooker face paint and my jorts speak to other kids.
When Vivi was first diagnosed with Exotropia, a form of Strabismus, I searched the internet looking for answers. They were hard to find. It’s a condition largely associated with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, hydrocephalus, and brain tumors. Vivi has none of those, so I couldn’t really find information related to what I was going through. This is our story, and maybe it will help someone else.
I am a strong believer that being blood related does not make you any more “family” than a stranger on the street. A family are people you can count on. Whom you love. Whom you trust with the real you. Yes, a blood relation may be able to give you blood if you ever need it, but so could any number of strangers. Don’t ever let people treat you wrong because you are blood related. And cherish those relationships that cherish YOU, be they blood or not. Life is a series of decisions, good and bad and through it all will be people who love and support you. Those are your family.