On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

AB and WG

On WG: Last night was the first grade musical performance in which WG was the dinosaur. It was fantastic and I was filled with pride to finally, FINALLY, be the mom of a child that could do something cool like that.

AND... she found out that she passed the testing, she's in the gifted program!

On AB: Yesterday was "AFO" day[1]. AB's most recent pair of AFOs has been a thorn in our side, giving him blisters and requiring many adjustments, none of which alleviated the problems. He'd never had a bad fitting before and we love the agency that has made his braces since he was in preschool. Finally, the agency decided to just remake them. It's a labor intensive process that requires casting, and positive/negative molds, much like the way dentures are made. AB agreed to let me take pictures this time.

The casting process

The finished casts

[1]AFO - ankle foot orthotics


kisekileia said...

I'm happy to hear about WG being in the musical and the gifted program! The gifted program will probably do a lot to keep her from being bored in school due to her intelligence.

cinch said...

Congrats to WG..She needs to come to my school when she hits 7th grade that way she will be in MY team for science!!!!!! I want to teach her gifted science!!!!!