Thursday, October 18, 2012
Grad school 'n socks 'n stuff
Helen Bingham. I made the cuff longer than suggested, and added length to the heel flap and the foot because Alex is tall and has bigger feet than the average child his age. Lengthening a sock pattern isn't anything new to me, lol. I wear a woman's size 10 shoe and with the exception of Alex, all my boys wear size 12's (Alex isn't far behind). Alex just discovered He-Man, and has asked me for a pair of He-Man socks o.0 I have no idea what he means by that and I don't see that happening in the near future, but he stands a good chance of getting the light blue pair he asked for.
Snickers Popcorn from a recipe I found on Cookies & Cups. It was a heck of a lot easier than I expected, but I discovered that my kitchen is too small to really do this right. It's hard to mix the toffee into the popcorn when I don't have enough counter space to spread it all out onto. However, baring that little problem, it turned out really good. Alex had to go to bed before it was ready, and he made me promise to put some in a jar for him and put his name on it, lol. He's learned that snacks which existed before he went to bed may not exist when he wakes up in the morning.
And finally, I got his evaluation in the mail yesterday. It was very informative and made a lot of sense. It's possible that he doesn't even have a defiance disorder, and that all of his behavior issues stem from attempts to avoid certain situations that cause sensory discomfort. You can bet I'll be studying anything and everything sensory-related I can find while in grad school. I hope to find some answers by the time I'm finished.
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