Today the whining included the words "a cup of" being repeated over and over again while handing me his sippy cup (which he'd just emptied in about thirty seconds). Then it was because he was finally allowed to watch a movie today and his oldest sister leaned in front of him and came between him and Dora for approximately .25 seconds, which resulted in a solid 25 minutes of lamenting (and reenacting) the drama of those missed moments of the cartoon.
Even at his whiniest he's pretty amusing... and I'm hoping that his rapidly expanding vocabulary helps us speed through this phase in a relatively short amount of time.
I think being in the super nesting (although not able to do much about it) phase helps at this point and is destroying any lingering pack rat tendencies that I've been picking away at over the years.
They were taking lessons with a local rec district but I wasn't really impressed with the program after watching four sessions and was less impressed when a certain instructor picked up one of our kids and shook her... so we haven't renewed the lessons since then (and if you're one of our local friends I can totally tell you where not to go).
So the idea of having a swimming pool nearby and being able to take the kids over one by one and work with them when Paul is home is very, very appealing!
A while back our priest told us during a homily to think of our #1 fear. Mine wasn't hard to come up with. My greatest fear is easily the thought of Mae wandering and drowning. It's probably because I follow so many various autism organizations on facebook so I see missing children reports frequently, and all to often those reports end in drowning (I know I read somewhere else a statistic that said 90% of wandering deaths involve drowning). And the fact that Mae is absolutely drawn to water like a moth to a flame doesn't help that fear in the least.
When we went to the fish hatchery and there were giant fish in the pond she started to throw herself in. Standing next to a huge river she'll immediately sit down and start taking off her shoes. When we go to the lake she'll spend the whole time trying to head out deeper and deeper, giggling all the while.
So teaching her to swim is a high priority. Not having access to a pool has been a major drawback and having one so close to our house would definitely help with that!
up in the shop too!
I have so many finished that it's going to take weeks to get everything photographed! And most of the other's I have left to photograph are more traditional in appearance! When I found these beads I had so much fun with them but they definitely aren't everyone's taste!
In other news the mermaid tails are in the final phases of testing and should be up in Mae Bae's store soon, along with some other sensory geared things I've come up with! Maggie is the best product tester I have, so after having her find the weaknesses in the tails and correcting them and having her try them out again I'm really starting to get an idea of what will last and where the seams need to be super reinforced! It's taken longer than I expected, but they are on they're way!
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