Over the weekend Dh told me about a place that offers age appropriate classes for toddlers, teaching them social skills, and physical activity. This weekend it was wicked cold and we were threatened with snow all weekend, but it didn't happen. After spending the weekend inside, we were ready to go check out this idea.
So Monday morning we went to the take a free class with J. The other 4 children were all sitting quietly during music time around a circle. J? He was running around the room like a manic playing with everything. At first I tried to stop him. Then I tried to take him to a corner of the room to calm down. Then thankfully circle time ended and he could run around without being a sore thumb. By now I'm embarrassed, and wanting to go home. But the other parents were so supportive! They told me that it took a whole session (10 weeks) for their children to get the hang of it. Gosh it made me feel better. And because of that, I signed him up. So Monday mornings we are going to his class. I think that he needs to learn social skills, like sitting in a circle while someone teaches something. He needs to learn how to play hard at the appropriate times, and then turn it off at the quiet times. Even though I am a shy person and it's hard to make myself go interact with new people, I think it's worth it and a good thing.
I know it appears that I have done nothing all month by the looks of this blog! So not true. At least count:
I have completed 15 projects for Cosmo Cricket for CHA, more exactly 2 mini albums, 4 altered projects, and 9 layouts. I should be able to begin sharing them with you tomorrow.
I have completed 4 additional layouts. :)
I did do one Studio Calico layout.
That's 20 projects in 20 days, and I'm not done yet. Just got some Scribble Scrabble in the mail! But projects, here, tomorrow, promise. Blogging to continue. I can't go anywhere, the police have grid-locked the whole town with their check points!
Oh, and Duke update. My sister will indeed have surgery Thursday morning at Duke. She will be hospitalized for the next 5-7 days afterwards. I'm grateful I made the decision not to attend CHA. I would have been forcing my mom to leave my sister's bedside to come watch J. I'm just so glad that I didn't put her in that position. Everything happens for a reason. If you are inclined, if you could say a prayer on Thursday for her. It would mean a lot to me. And I can't talk anymore about that, it makes me cry.
So tomorrow then?