Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Class Bear

The OT supervisor called to talk to me about appointments for James and she asked how Missy was doing with school, so I told her about our trials with getting to class. She had several suggestions. The one that works the best for her little students is to put something in their hand that they need to deliver to the teacher.  She couldn't think of what to have her deliver exactly, and neither could I.

When I picked her up from school I found her teacher and told her about the suggestion. She had an immediate answer, "Oh, Missy, would you be willing to take care of our class bear for us? He needs to be on time for school every day because we use him to count with. Are you responsible enough to do that for me?"


She proudly brought home the class bear and he's tucked into her bed.

I have to say that she is much calmer today than I have seen in a long while. I am not sure what to attribute it to. Everybody has noticed. She played with play-dough and entertained herself quietly this afternoon. She hasn't been so crabby or in-your-face, though she is visiting with me and having conversation. She's singing "I'm Happy Today."

This is day two of her candida diet. The diet completely eliminates sugars of all kinds including natural sugars in fruit. We are only trying it for a few weeks just to see. We are calling it her happy diet, though the intention is to help her bowels not her temper, but hey, that would be a great side effect! I give her extra avocado or nuts or something else that nobody else gets to make up for the things she can't have. So far she has a good attitude about it, but I sure don't want to do this long term.

Thanks to all who commented on the last post. Much appreciated!


La Tea Dah said...

Precious, precious photos!

Sophie said...

Love. Love. The pics.

Love the bear idea. Genius.

Inga said...

you take amazing photos and love the last one.

Mama D’s Dozen said...

LOVE the "class bear" idea. She's got one smart teacher. :)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of the pictures. Beautiful!

:) :) :)

child of The King said...

Good teacher
Great picks