Friday, February 29, 2008

A Milestone Month!

For the shortest month of the year, February, 2008 has proven to be a very busy and very significant month for us. Many very happy things and one very sad thing have happened.

The month started with Thomas going to school! He began attending a Mother’s Day Out program two days a week. What a wonderful experience for him. Other than painting, coloring, doing various craft projects and learning about letters, he learned how to be without Mommy, Daddy or Aunt Goo! He learned about teachers and friends and that we don’t drink babas at school! He really enjoyed his time at St. Catherine’s. We called it his “Little School.”

Next, Thomas got a Big-Boy Bed! So far, so good. We have had a few ups and downs (no pun intended, as he has a loft-style bed!), but all in all he has really taken to his bed.

Today, after three wonderful years at Aunt Goo’s, Thomas and Sam started attending day care, or as we call it “Big School.” They both seem to be doing well and seem to be having a good time. The real test will be Monday.

Yesterday, we were saddened by the news that my Aunt Dottie passed away. Aunt Dottie had a soft heart and was a strong woman. She raised two very wonderful, successful and kind-hearted sons, and left us with a life-time of wonderful memories. She loved candy. She LOVED chocolate cake. I learned some very valuable lessons from Aunt Dot. You always knew where Aunt Dot stood. She was not a wishy-washy woman. I admired her for that. I think she was viewed as “grouchy” because she was sensitive. In order to not get her feelings hurt, she would put on her armor, which happened to be her grouchy mood. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

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