Also between the black coffee and the hot lemon water, I am slightly worried about my teeth. I just ordered some stainless steel straws from Amazon, so hopefully that'll help. One of the obvious plus sides of not being pregnant or nursing is that I can bleach the shit out of my teeth, and I should have taken advantage of this sooner.
Also YES that is the second reference I have made to not having a baby, but the pregnancy I miscarried in March was supposed to yield a squishy little baby TODAY, so it's kind of on my mind.
It's still planet-dying-ly hot here, but these guys are making the most of their summer clothes and enjoying their before-school frolic time.
Speaking of school. Can we pause to consider for one second how tightly Cooper requires me to tie his shoes?
What in the hell are we going to do when it snows and he has to wear boots outside and put shoes on inside? We have tried Plae and Tsukihoshi but neither one is TIGHT. This is actually common for many of the shoes made for kids with sensory issues because more of them seem to like their shoes loose. NOT COOPER. He has an IEP for speech-- maybe we can add something about shoes so he can wear Uggs to gym class? And then we buy him 2 pair of Uggs-- one of gym and one for everywhere else? This sounds expensive. Also Uggs are not ideal gym shoes. Thoughts? He really will not/ cannot wear shoes that feel loose. It's not something he can just soldier through, either. The way his shoes feel matters DEEPLY to him. He has suggested that I come to school and tie his shoes so tight my fingers bleed (THIS HAS HAPPENED, the bleeding, not the going to school), but this is not too practical. Ok. I just ordered these while typing this paragraph. A $14 solution would be beyond amazing.
We went to open house at the elementary school, and it was a thousand times more adorable than I ever could have predicted,
This kid is just so PROUD of himself for being a kindergartener.
Cooper's classroom had a chart where you could sign up for items to donate. Cooper chose moon sand and wrote his name so sweetly on the big poster, that I knew I was going to have to remember to buy it. So, I took out my phone and ordered it on Amazon RIGHT THERE IN THE ROOM. Bam! Maybe the best use of my amazon app EVAR. How's that for a multi-tasking pro-tip?