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02 July 2012


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It's been a rough period for our household as well -
ESY was supposed to start on Monday, but the storm and first day chaos meant it wasn't to be, and today was called off as well, and tomorrow is the 4th

The behavioralist who works with Rufus lost power so they couldn't hang at his house

All regular activities (swimming, skating, movies, out to eat) were unavailable due to power outages

Favorite websites (YouTube, Toon Town etc) weren't available since our internet was out

Tough times for a teen who just came back from a first ever week away to camp and is trying to figure out independence and interdependence.

Eileen Riley-Hall

Ah, free time is not necessarily free. I think Caroline has said Mommy no less than 100 times, literally, a day since school got out. Most of the time, she doesn't have anything to say, she is just venting her boredom in the only way she knows how. - Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy..........

Barbara @therextras

Every parent should read this post. Your ability to use words supersedes all I know.

Kristina Chew

@Cfer, It was sleepaway camp, wow! Wish the homecoming had been smoother. I'm reminded of that string of snow days you had a few years ago...

@Eileen, I owe you an email! Charlie was using 'yes' like that for awhile; we, of course, were supposed to guess the latest meaning.

@Barbara, as ever you are _way_ too kind! He fell asleep at 4am, after getting up about ten times -- I think he wants to sleep but something gets the trip of him. Still up for the bus.


Sleepaway was a big step. The pictures show a smiling kid, so I guess it's all good. I'll never know the details of what happened, but I know he was a happy independent kid.

Transitions are always hard, but I think it it works out okay. We'll see what happens with ESY tomorrow.

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