Frances: Isn’t it amazing how many memories a piece of furniture can hold? (Bedtime. January 29, 2016)
Tonight, at bedtime, Frances asked me to show her my vintage View-Master. We had a great time looking at slides of Winnie the Pooh and Bugs Bunny. She said, “Sometimes, the old things in life are just better, right?” Then, we made a pact to look at View-Master slides every night.
Frances has a field trip at school today: her class has gone to a relatively nearby conservation area for the day. She doesn’t usually want to go to school at the best of times. All last night, she fretted about today and the trip. Mostly, it was due to anxiety about lack of predictability: sheContinue reading “Field trips”
With help from her occupational therapist, Frances has been sleeping alone and in her own bed each night for the past week. Now, since I’m not unintentionally falling asleep at her bedtime, I’m catching up on some television.
I’ve mentioned more than once that Frances loves light and plays with light whenever she can. She really enjoyed this table at her doctor’s appointment.
Frances has taken to waking up between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. At first, the early waking would happen only once in a while. Then, it became weekly. Now, it is happening at least three nights a week. When she wakes up, it’s for the duration of the day, too. She goes through the rest ofContinue reading “Early rising “
Frances has been up and about since 3 a.m. — where does she get this energy? She couldn’t sleep after waking at 2:42 this morning. She went to her social group (2.5 hours) and then to ballet (1 hour) later in the day. She has thought of, and played with, nothing but dolls since sheContinue reading “Tireless”
My favourite question from Frances yesterday: “Do you want a hug?” This is her way of saying that she wants a hug 🙂