Sunday, August 22, 2010

Remember me?

Long time no blog! For the dozen or so of you who read this regularly, mea culpa...but most of you know what I've been up to courtesy of Facebook.

Beloved: still in the Middle East

Princess: 16, sweet, still dating the nice drummer boy, who is headed to college for pre-med studies. A few months ago, she decided she'd had enough of the Peyton Place of a CINO high school she goes to, fought a tough battle to graduate a year early...we compromised with her obtaining permission to study away at a Catholic University in NYC for her senior year, gain a year of college credit, and still obtain her diploma from the school she's cheered at but otherwised not enjoyed much these past few years. Soooo proud of her. :)

Therese: 8th grade! Smart as a whip, taking honors/9th grade classes...went on a grand adventure ouut West with the grandparents, and is gowing up into a mature and serene young lady. However, she refuses to return to Catholic school and declares that her former intention to become a nun has been eradicated by watching how the habitless nuns at her older sister's CINO school act, and how the kids at the school are allowed to behave. Thank you, DOR. Thank you, non-committal order.... But truly, she's doing well at a personal level, and will be great at whatever she chooses as her path in life.

The Boy: charming, darling, 3, and still a mystery. It's not a question of if, but rather where, he is on the ASD spectrum. It has been a year of tears but also one of triumphs as we are slowly breaking into his inner life and seeing how incredibly brilliant he is, and how rapidly his little mind processes things. Now we just have to get him to tell us more about it all. He's darling, he's amazing, and he's perfect just the way God made him. All the rest of us have to do is catch up. <3

Helo-Mom: content! She has had a blessedly quiet time of it. Great, honorable, high moral standard havin' boyfriend for our Princess. The college commute (for now) is a mere 90 minutes. Next year will be the true test.

Well, that's about all from nowhere....back when kids are in school. Really. I'm committed. ;)