Shrek the Musical, Jr. has been such a hit that Sarah Kate has added show choir to her résumé. The performance group that’s doing Shrek, Jr. has two choirs – one for 7th-12th grade, and one for 4th-6th grade (obviously, Sarah Kate is in the younger group). It’ll be a good chance for her to work on vocal technique in the event she wants to audition for the main show choir in the future.
As much as I sometimes hated it, I have to admit that I miss softball. As I type these Snippets on Thursday night, we’re watching our beloved Auburn Tigers play on TV. I didn’t think about it that much in the fall and last spring, because Sarah Kate’s surgery and rehab precluded sports, but now that she’s (mostly) rehab’d it hurts me a little bit that she won’t be playing anymore.
In other sports news, the local soccer league isn’t having a Tots soccer program this spring, and although Nathan could play in U5, he’d be one of the youngest (and probably smallest) players – plus the obvious – so we’ve decided to forego soccer. Next spring he’ll be old enough for tee ball, so we’ll revisit our options then.
What would you ask your child’s therapist (if you could do it anonymously)? We all have questions we want to ask, but don’t (or is that just me?) I have a chance to ask those questions for you and have a speech, occupational, or physical therapist answer them. Fire away!
The hour nap time at preschool is not enough. On the way home one day this week, Nathan fell asleep in the car within five minutes after leaving the school. I was planning an errand on the way home, which I cast aside because I couldn’t bear to wake him up, and ended up sitting in the car in the garage while he slept until it was time to pick up Sarah Kate.
If you’re wondering where Nathan’s booster seat is, never fear: our car has integrated boosters. I’ve posted Instagram photos of Nathan in the car before, and it seems I always get that question. You can kind of see in the photo above that his left foot is lower than the surface where he’s sitting.
Would you like a potty training update? All is … pretty much the same as it’s been for the past six months. It’s incredibly depressing, because he goes potty lots. He just doesn’t choose NOT to go in his pull-up (well, sometimes he does, but he can’t be counted on not to). His preschool teacher and I both think it’s a matter of will, not a matter of ability.
Potty training may be the single most frustrating experience I’ve had as a parent.
Go read this story about a dad who refused, despite his wife’s ultimatum, to give up his newborn son with Down syndrome. Pray for him, fund him, send him good vibes, or choose whatever your fave way of supporting a long distance stranger is.
Have a great weekend!
This post was inspired by and is linked to This Ain’t the Lyceum’s 7 Quick Takes.