Wisdom

“I’m just sitting here pondering everything that has gotten me to this point in my life. I get lost in my thoughts. It’s a good place to get lost because you will always find your way back.” (Frances, 12) My little girl has been home from school this week because she is sick again. ThoughContinue reading “Wisdom”

Boundless energy

If I’m not mistaken, around the time of middle school is when children seem to slow down. They stop “playing” at recess, and instead they stand around talking with one another or in groups. They may go for walks. It’s quite a change when it happens. This hasn’t happened yet for Frances. She still plays,Continue reading “Boundless energy”

Interview with Frances, Aged 12 years, 5 months

Current job? ~Student. I’m 12 Dream job? ~Anything that makes me enough money to run a Friesian and Lippizaner care centre attached to a vet’s office where my friends can come and ride my horses for free. Not Mummy Favorite food? ~Salad Favorite type of cat? ~Calico Favorite candy? ~Anything sour Favourite ice cream? ~MintContinue reading “Interview with Frances, Aged 12 years, 5 months”

Lego in motion

Not only has Frances been nonstop energy 18+ hours per day since she was 13 months old, she has always sought or invented alternative methods of transportation. At the age of three, she began asking for a “motorised vehicle,” but we’ve always thought that she moved around enough without the assistance of a motor. TheContinue reading “Lego in motion”

Please, do not say that!

Every summer, we have the opportunity to have a support worker, through a local non-profit organization, take Frances out into the community for fun activities and maybe to socialize. It is, of course, considered respite for the family, and we’ve never told Frances. I really do think of it as a great opportunity for herContinue reading “Please, do not say that!”

“I’m going through changes…”

It would seem that my posts have slowed down…But, don’t worry, I haven’t abandoned my posting. (Haha, see what I did there?) Life does get busy here, but I do want to write more often. This is my goal! Anyway, I’ve been wanting to share something that I’ve just noticed and which I think isContinue reading ““I’m going through changes…””