Posts made in November, 2011

Does May hate her little brother? (Photos & Video!)

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 | 6 comments

Does May hate her little brother? (Photos & Video!)

Hate. Okay, it’s a strong word. Not as strong as despise or loathe perhaps. But, surely, May – that sweet, little monkey – doesn’t hate Ieuan. Or, despise. Or, loathe him. He’s adorable after all. He never stops smiling. What possible reason could she have to hate him? Well, for one, he pulls her hair. She definitely hates that. Every time I lay her down next to him, she screams bloody murder – if not the moment I set her down, then a minute later, after his little hand has clamped itself firmly around one of her curls. Here’s the other thing: she loves to hear him cry. The more upset he...

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What’s God’s plan for May?

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 | 37 comments

What’s God’s plan for May?

I wrote a post this week for BabyCenter in honor of Thanksgiving called How I’m thankful for my half-brained baby. Never before have I received so many comments where the prevailing theme was God. Your daughter is beautiful!!! God bless her always. Thank you for writing such a beautiful story. People complain a lot about everything and here you are making the best out of this. My prayer is that you and your little angel will always be the best companions! This was just the beginning. The best still lies ahead. Always remember: the darkest hour is just before dawn. May the Lord richly...

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So, what’s May’s new school like?

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 | 5 comments

So, what’s May’s new school like?

Two weeks ago, we took May along to her new special school. We met with the Headteacher. We learned May is on the books to start in January. This is all amazing and tragic news. I really don’t know how to say it differently than that. No parent “wants” their child to go to a special school. I don’t “want” May to come within five feet of the place. What I want is for her to go to nursery, then school, then university and on to a prestigious job that is anything but singing with piano accompaniment in a lounge bar, or directing a hedge fund. What May will...

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What toys should go on May’s list to Santa? (plus my 3 ideas for you)

Posted on Nov 19, 2011 | 15 comments

What toys should go on May’s list to Santa? (plus my 3 ideas for you)

Special needs kiddies deserve some seriously special toys. I have to admit that I am frustrated with the selection out there. Toys specifically designed for special needs kids are usually grossly overpriced and unavailable in your local toy store. On the other hand, toys made for all children are designed to be tough. But, May can not press down hard on to an object; she needs toys that are very sensitive. Tough and sensitive. A rare toy combination. Regardless, I never stop looking for stimulating toys for my daughter. Every time I enter a toy store, I hope I will find something amazing...

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May is a rock star. (VIDEO)

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 | 7 comments

May is a rock star. (VIDEO)

May started music therapy a few weeks ago. Does she like it? She LOVES it. Who knew therapy could be so much fun? She laughs and sings the whole session. May attends a center run by Nordoff-Robbins, a music charity with many locations around the world. May attends the center at the Brit School in Croydon, the same school that churned out Amy Winehouse (NOTE TO SELF: Is that a good thing?). The center received a £250,000 donation from Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s foundation. While May is very famous, Sir Webber you may or may not have heard of. (joke) We already know that May loves music....

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