Today I went to Scratch cupcakes and got four cupcakes: carrot, chocolate brownie, chocolate peanut butter, and princess. After that I swung by Fareway and bought Cheetos. Tonight, we celebrate Grace’s 14th birthday. She may refuse the cupcake but what matters is that we tried. She hardly ever refuses Cheetos. Today I really let myself … Continue reading 14
When Grace was two and we were much newer at special needs parenting we grappled with this feeling of always being vulnerable simply because Grace was Grace. We could be having a great day but find ourselves quickly feeling miserable, or angry, or scared, or frustrated by big or little things. It could be the … Continue reading a pink helmet production
We (Kevin, Grace, Graham and I) left for Minnesota on a recent Sunday. Our van was packed pretty full for a two-day trip. Grace doesn’t travel light. (That’s a different blog post entirely!). Graham packed his own suitcase with the following belongings; a Santa hat, his Little Passports suitcase, slippers, his bug jar, books, sleeping … Continue reading The Singing Rock
Grace is home. I’m relieved. And as if she wasn’t being watched carefully enough by doctors we’ve added an infectious disease doctor to the mix for the next two weeks or so to make sure she is all clear. We like him – he’s been amazing to work with. It sounds like we’ve actually been … Continue reading My stuffing is showing
The four of us are together. We are working to enact Graham’s “when Gracie is home plan”. Tonight that means watching the Odd Squad movie as a family. It feels like she’s home just in time. This morning on the way to school Graham told me that he didn’t want there to be any more … Continue reading Grace is home!