Tagged with Olena

Valentine’s Day — the Sweetest Day

I was signed up for Olena’s Valentine’s Day party. On top of keeping Theo in check this winter, and dealing with Gretchen who seems to just want to fight, I almost forgot about it when my lovey girl reminded me. “Mom, you signed up for Valentine’s Day,” she said. (Actually, dad signed me up for … Continue reading

Ask me About My Daughter’s Experience

 “NYSDOH – New York State Health Department September 29 at 9:48am · Whether alone or grouped together (such as Measles, Mumps and Rubella), ‪#‎vaccines‬ don’t cause autism. All recent studies prove this.” I am PRO VACCINE How could you not be? In this day and age, we know that vaccines keep our children safe AND … Continue reading

Lookey Lookey! We’re BACK

Pbthhhhhhhhhhh! Well, another summer has come and gone and like that we have a house full of third graders. It was an up and down time for us with, thankfully, more UPS than downs. After being without a job, dad started a new position in Syracuse. After a week of misbehavior we figured out Theodore … Continue reading

Then, There’s These Two

 I must admit, I do tend to tell my friends about every little thing that Theo does. Not because it’s earth-shattering, but, as a special needs parent when your kid does something spectacular you like to shout it from the mountain. Well, he’s got two pretty smart sisters who should also be praised for all … Continue reading

Welcome to OLENA Math

Over the summer, Olena made up a game. This game is not based on baseball in any way shape or form. We jokingly called it Olenaball. Yes, there are bases. Yes, there’s a baseball and a bat. That’s about all it has in common with the sport. Lately, Miss Olena has gone on a rant … Continue reading

#Autumn Advantage

So after last nights all-out-shouting-and-no-soccer war, I very tenderly and gently suggested to take the girls out to the track tonight to burn off some energy. I figure that part of the reason why Gretchen is having these meltdowns is — and I’m assuming here — that Theo is taking up a lot of time … Continue reading