Several people asked me to report back on the vitamin situation, so here we are with over a week of daily vitamin doses. I am happy to report that Charlie’s behavior is much improved. It is not perfect. He still bites his arm to let me know that he is displeased with something, but it does appear to be a form of communication and not just random frustration. He still tries to get out of doing his work by biting as well, but again, it’s not random. In general, there has been a LOT less crying and hysteria. He goes to school happy and comes home happy. He’s had no temper tantrums on the bus when he has to wait for the other kids to arrive. He’s had mostly good days at school. Just a few days after we started giving him the vitamins, he had one of the first giggling fits he’d had in ages–a lovely sound.
It could be a coincidence, but I’m going to go ahead and put a hatch mark in the win column. A happy boy is a happy boy.
I started blogging in November of 2005–not here, but a blog on MSN’s blog platform, Spaces. Spaces was this itty-bitty blogging community and we all read each other’s blogs–they’re weren’t that many of us.
Jenn wrote a blog back then called, “Dating at Twenty-something” that chronicled her adventures in online dating. I wrote about teaching kids in an inner-city school. We’ve been reading each other’s blogs for almost six years now–that’s longer than I’ve had Charlie.
Jenn grabbed an opportunity recently and came down to New Orleans for a visit. I was thrilled and got to see her on three different occasions. For the record, Jenn is a lot like her blog–except I think she’s calmer in person than online. I guess she lets her sass hang out online. It’s always a treat when I get to meet one of my blogging buddies. Getting to meet one I’ve known this long is doubly special.
You may have noticed that this post is full of Instagram photos. I have pretty much fallen in love with Instagram as I find it a fun way to pass the time when I’m sitting in a waiting room or sitting through a therapy session. One thing I didn’t like, however, is that I was unable to share my photos with people who weren’t on Instagram. I’ve solved that problem as I’m now sending my photos over to a tumblr page. If you’ve never heard of Tumblr, it’s basically a place to stick quick, random things that don’t go in a full-length blog. I’ll be sending my Instagram over there and probably be adding recipes and other random things over there. So feel tree to check it out. It will get updated WAY more than this blog, which I try to only update when I have a coherent thought. I’ll eventually get a button on my sidebar, but for now you can just click on the link at the top of the page labelled “Bird Bits.”