Summer and structure

Frances needs structure — lots of it. In the past, summers have been very difficult for her for this reason. So, school has ended for the summer break, and we have encountered a little difficulty in this regard: we had signed Frances up for a summer filled with day camp through her school; unfortunately, theContinue reading “Summer and structure”

What about Bob?

Frances discovered Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting this morning on Netflix.  She found his mellow voice and unquestionably effectual techniques quite soothing, and asked, “Would this count as a documentary?” While technically not a documentary, I agreed to her watching it at bedtime because it has such an hypnotic effect on her. BobContinue reading “What about Bob?”

Doll crafting

Even though she has many doll houses and innumerable accessories, Frances has recently begun to craft (as above) her own using cardboard boxes, magazine pictures, and stickers. She has been having such a hard time socially at school this year that I decided to help her today: I went through some old magazines, cut outContinue reading “Doll crafting”