Thank God for bedtime. I need sleep right now. Fighting a cold and the need to pack for camping this weekend. Which brings me to my Thankful Thursday list:


[2] I’m beyond grateful that there was no fight over splitting or keeping the boys together for their 4-year-old preschool year. It’s been looming large for me since our CPSE meeting in March when the school reps first suggested it and I balked. I was gearing up with research and developing my written argument when their teacher told me they’d decided to keep them together again next year as it seemed best for the boys, me (the parent) and the team of professionals (teachers and therapists) who would be working with them. Yeah!!!

[3] Thank God for viral marketing so that I can post here and ask, Does anybody want to sell, rent or lend me a pop-up camper for THIS weekend in Connecticut so I don’t have to sleep on the wet ground with my kids (who are all in the process of developing colds as I type)???

[4] I’m thankful that I was able to muster some understanding, patience and forgiveness today for the kid that laughed at my little guy for still wearing a diaper while we were at the pool party we went to today. Look for more on this topic as it’s sure to turn into a full-blown Down Syndrome Awareness post… because it was a heart-wrenching look into the future [potentially] for me and my beautiful little boys. (Rotten kid!)

[5] I am amazed and grateful at the ENORMOUS amount of overtime my husband has been working. They’re asking (mostly Yankees so it’s a win-win) and he can’t/won’t/doesn’t say no… And, though we’re all missing him terribly, he’s been bringing in the extra, much-needed bucks! Thanks Babe, Truly!

Since I’ll be camping this weekend, don’t look for me around the blogosphere. I definitely WON’T have access to the internet (and wouldn’t use it even if I did). Gotta go live the life so I have something real to blog about… right? I’m sure I’ll have lots of good photographs come next Wednesday when I get back… OR, maybe not if I’m living the life and NOT living to catch a good pic to share. Seriously, I find it harder and harder to drag the camera along. I just want to do… don’t want to watch (through the lens) anymore. There’s gotta be a happy medium. I think it’s called the camera phone! Which is where most of my pics come from these days while the real digicam sits at home. LOL


About Maggie

I'm a stay-at-home mother of 3 children including a 15-year-old daughter, the Old Soul, and 11-year-old identical twin boys who've been blessed with an extra 21st chromosome (aka: Down Syndrome). I happily spend my time doing all that I can do -- breaking the proverbial box wide open -- to foster my children's development and then sharing what I learn with you through this blog.
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  1. Ria says:

    I hope you feel better soon. Have fun camping!And as for the kid who laughed about your cutie still in diapers, what did his mother do? More importantly, what did you do/say to his mother? hehe.

  2. starrlife says:

    Have a great time- you'll be better soon! Wish I had a camper- for me much less you! Darn mean kids. Phooey on them.

  3. Hope you have a great time camping and getting away from it all. I second the comments about the mean kid. What did you do?!??!

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