I think the entire Waddell clan has hit the wall. Fatigue. Sleeplessness. Exhaustion. Unrefreshed. Spent. Tired. Worried. Waiting. Getting tired yet? Feel like yawning?
Considering where he was less than 7 days ago Ben is recovering rather well. We do know that he's feeling many of those same descriptive words as the rest of us. For some reason he's not been "talking" much since he's been home. For those of you who are new here you might want to click on the video of him singing last week to get an idea of what our boy typically sounds like. There are a few other weird little quirks that seem to be brand new but none of them seem dangerous; odd maybe and worth keeping at least one eye on which is something most of you moms have an incredible talent for.
Tomorrow, unbeknown to Mom, we'll be taking a big step by taking him to therapy. My feeling is that the quicker we get him back into his routine the better. Joan has already made the call that he's not going back to school until after Christmas. I think that is a little drastic but she's the one who baked the kid and deserves to feel somewhat at peace while she's at the office every day.
A good break for Jessie came early this morning when her bus didn't show up. Mechanical difficulties made her ride to school late for at least an hour & a half. Using the excuse that there was no other way to get her there Jessie spent the day relaxing with her brother. Joan and I both agreed that the timing was perfect. I found her passed out on the couch around lunchtime. She too lost a weekend of rest.
I gotta give some props to several bloggers who really got the word out about Ben. Kyla, Maggie, and Brian are just super folks! Even though they pen three of my most favorite blogs I know their true gift lies within their hearts. That is what makes them very talented writers. I've really enjoyed exchanging some behind the scenes e-mails with Brian. First the guy must have a gazillion readers because I checked my site meter today and they all came from Looky, Daddy. Second, I'm certain that I've now convinced him that I didn't call him a dirty name and that I indeed have a friend with a name that rhymes with Smuckers.
Please come back and visit tomorrow. I have some "magic" to share with you! Two more favorite bloggers are running contests that I will tell you about as I expound on how I would share their magic!
PS - If you've not gone by and done so yet, please stop by and leave some love for Kelly. Check out yesterday's post for more information. I really would like for all of us to brain storm and come up with an idea that would really lift her spirits; something we all could contribute creatively, financially, and lovingly to. E-mail me if you have anything - any sort of idea.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008