Random Thought of the Day: I think anything by Mannheim Steamroller is hopelessly silly (unless there is some sort of cool laser light show involved).
I sang with Erik this week during our daily cuddle time on the couch after his nap, and when we finished a song, he said, "Wonderful." It was very Lawrence Welk (without the accent).
I'm considering having the fasteners on Erik's leg braces redone. The Velcro is not sticking well anymore. At this point, I can't imagine he will be out of them anytime soon. If we leave them off for even one day, he goes right back up on his toes. I usually leave him out of them at home and let him run unfettered, but when we are out in public and he is unsteady, they work wonders, as he falls less. His left toe continues to swing in, especially when he is out and about.
Erik has an appointment with Dr. Mike, my favorite dentist, today. Brian took him last time while I attended a parent meeting, and he said it was brutal but quick. We are going in every six months, and so far he has not needed the lacquer to protect his teeth. I don't plan on having work today, and we will go to my folks' house afterwards, where I will enjoy a glass of wine and try to relax.
My holiday menu planning is complete, and I am looking forward to having everyone here this year, especially my little brother and his wife. I am baking a turkey, and my mother is bringing over a ham. Brian has twinkling white lights up on the house.
A WS family from out of town e-mailed me and told me they will be here to celebrate the New Year. They invited us over to the house they rented at a nearby resort for a play date. I have said it before, and I'll say it again. There is just nothing quite like being around another family wearing our shoes. I can relax and actually think about WS less. What consumes me a lot of the time simply loses its power. When I'm with another WS family, I am able to feel like a NORMAL mother, and I don't worry about what anybody else is thinking about me or my kid. I savor every moment of it.
I am missing the other families I know and hope to see them more and create more memories in 2008!