Ask me how many BBs I picked up today? Red ones, orange ones and some made out of metal. The vac that I use on my hardwood and tile floors does not have a strong enough suction to pick them up, so they roll around the floor until I get down on my hands and knees and pick them up. Well today I am liberated of BBs. The guns and the BBs are now locked in my bedroom (see previous post.) Neither Michael nor Patrick will be using their guns without supervision. I have had it.
E has been working with wires and batteries again. No he is not making a bomb, but rather he began to experiment yesterday with a tiny radio that Patrick had given him. Since he does not have any headphones, he cut the wires and connected them to a larger speaker. Wala!!! sound!! Patrick was very impressed. He stated “why is E in special ed when he can do that?” I reminded Patrick that E’s brain works differently than his, but it still works beautifully. I may have to lock up the small appliances now.
Tom continues on his solo bike trek through Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota. I have definitely felt the stress of solo parenting, but can say that it is going pretty well. My sister, Betty, took E and Patrick for the afternoon. I will pick them up around dinner time, we will go out to eat and then on to visit my dad at ECH. Monday afternoon will be here before I know it, Tom will be back, and the family will once again function as it was intended to.