Swim team, softball, running club, clarinet, and now … theater! Sarah Kate is in a play. A local theater group is performing Shrek, Jr. The Musical and she decided to audition a few weeks ago. We didn’t expect much, since she’s a first-timer (and, of course, the obvious hurdle), but she was cast in the role of Bishop. It’s a small part, but it has actual lines – three of them. Stay tuned…
Sarah Kate is going to start a 5K tomorrow morning. By start, I don’t mean “start running” – I mean she’s going to be the race starter. Sarah Kate’s running club is participating in a 5K and fun run this weekend as a fundraiser for the schools. Unfortunately, she can’t swing 3.1 miles, and Shrek rehearsal starts the same time as the fun run, which she could do.
The running club sponsor wanted her to be part of the event (she even showed the RunDisney video to motivate the runners), so that’s what we settled on. About 600 runners have registered, so it’s going to be a pretty good turnout.
Speaking of Sarah Kate, do knee immobilizers actually do anything? Sarah Kate has had them on and off for years, and of course she needed them in the early stages of rehab, but I’m not certain they’re doing anything but aggravating her now. I know this question should go to her PT and/or her rehab doctor, but I’m not looking for a textbook answer. I know what they’ll tell me the immobilizers do; what I want to know is if they’re really all that effective. I’m a terrible sleeper, so the thought of forcing my daughter to wear them every night while she sleeps is anathema to me.
This video of Derby the 3D-legged dog is oh, so cool. Ten years from now technology will be capable of things to assist those with disabilities that I can’t even conceive of today (See: the iPad – it was only 2007 when the first iPhone was released; the iPad came out three weeks after Nathan was born, in 2010).
Several weeks ago, Mr. Andi started expecting Nathan to say “May I be excused?” when he was ready to leave the dinner table. In the beginning, it was always a back-and-forth-repeat-after-me affair (May… May… I… I… Be… Be… Ex… Ess… Cused… Cooz…), but eventually he figured out what he was supposed to do (although I’m pretty sure he doesn’t realize “esscooz” is one word, LOL!
Now he’s using “May I…” to make all kinds of requests around the house – May I be have iPad? (not a typo, BTW). An exercise in manners led to a speech and language breakthrough.
Nathan has never been to the dentist. I know, I know, he’s four years old and he should have gone a long time ago, but I didn’t take him so let’s move on to what to do about it. Cutting his hair is challenging enough for the stylist – I can’t imagine a hygienist trying to do stuff in his mouth. Any and all tips are appreciated.
My new favorite show is Fixer Upper. Do you watch it? Mr. Andi and I were watching it together last weekend and he declared, “They’re just like us!” (he means the way they interact with each other, of course – I am woefully lacking in design talent though he is pretty good at building stuff). Chip and Joanna make me BELIEVE, though!
Or at least make me want to paint… 😉
Have a great weekend!
This post was inspired by and is linked to This Ain’t the Lyceum’s 7 Quick Takes.