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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Another Day In Paradise

Griffin and I have been staying inside from the cold weather and enjoying our time together this spring break. It is amazing how well the time passes and how Griffin can occupy himself while I am busy doing the things that I need to get done. Kathleen, Griffin's teacher, has so graciously help me prepare some work for Griffin to do at home and he loves to do his "work". One of the projects that he works on is tracing pictures and words and then he repeats the task by drawing the same pictures and words freehanded. We are still working on him holding the pen correctly but I must say that he does an incredible job even holding it incorrectly. I realize that the point is to hold it with the tripod grasp but he has remarkable control with the fisted grasp. Another task is for him to fill in the blank with the missing numbers and to fill in the blank with a number that is in a sequence like 10, 11, __. There is a fine motor game where he matches up the card with a number on it with a clothes pin that has a corresponding number, the clothes pin clips onto the card. He has the same game with colors.
This is, so far, quite the boring post and I don't know how to make it more interesting because there's not been anything happening lately. Everything has been going so well that there's nothing to report or it's just that I have zero creativity in this brain of mine right now. I am thinking that it is the latter and I am going to blame it on my meds for my Bipolar Disorder. They have, over time, caused a marked decrease in my creativity level. I used to be so artistic and could create something so easily and upon demand but not so anymore. Now, I understand why some people go off their meds because they feel that they have lost their knack for something.
I am going to end here before I bore you to the verge of tears.
Hope that you are having a great day and thanks for stopping by to have a read.


Eileen said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. There are so many times when I can not think of the words to write and am so disappointed in the way a post of mine comes out. Just keep writing about you and your wonderful little guy! He is really doing so well, that is so awesome!!!

KCsMom said...

Hi Lora,

I love reading about you and Griffin. Wow he is doing some pretty tough stuff for a little guy. Especially with the numbers! Smart smart smart little guy!

His teacher sounds like an angel.

Griffin is an inspiration, we love reading about you and the little guy!

Mr Ornery said...

I lived a 'boring' life at one time. God willing, I'll reach that level again. I know you really count your blessings with the improvements and advances of late. I'm always glad to hear of Griffin's progress.