Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Back to school

What I will not be doing this year:

Writing a page-long fact sheet with information regarding everything anyone who might ever work with L at school might need to know about RAS.

Calling a meeting to talk with everyone who might ever work with L at school to go over the fact sheets.

Printing two-inch photos of him, attaching them to the fact sheets, and distributing them to everyone in attendance.

Preparing a full change of clothes in a labelled ziplock bag to keep in every classroom he might visit at school.   Including the Thai classroom which is adjacent to his classroom and has a connecting door.  And the nurse's office, (which, truth be told, has a giant Rubbermaid box of spare uniforms, which every child in the school is entitled to use when necessary.)

What I will be doing this year: 

Telling his teachers, special teachers and the nurse, "If he has a seizure, don't call an ambulance.  When it's over, have someone walk him to the nurse to rest."

That is all.

Last year he had no seizures at school, and only one near-miss.  So the question is, between common sense and Murphy's law, which will win out?

Super hair

As any mom to young sons can probably claim, I can handle my fair share of superheros. I know all the Avengers and Xmen.  I can recall the back stories from the ninja turtles to the fantastic four.  I even know a fair few secret identity aliases.  (Bruce Banner and Bruce Wayne...?  Two Bruces?  What's going on there?)

But I draw the line at Antman.  Come on. That is the stupidest comic book hero I have ever heard of.  I refuse to give him any of my brain space.
So on Sunday night, while Whim and the boys were at the movies, I had my hair straightened.  I love it.

I can't wash it, tie it back, or tuck it behind my ears for 72 hours.  But soon the transformation will be complete, and by tomorrow night my hair will be Super hair.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The J family dancers

The boys recently landed an exciting gig, but it came with a catch.  

A family, to be exact.

So despite my complete and utter loathing toward seeing myself on video (and my embarrassing lack of moves) today we "danced" as a part of a series of videos that will air on the Disney channel all over SE Asia beginning next month. 

I have to admit, it was a lot more fun than I expected.  And I still have my fingers crossed that all my parts will be cut, leaving adorable videos of the boys that I can be proud of and brag on, shamelessly!

Home again home again

There's nothing quieter than M with a new book -- well, and laryngitis.

Add a new maze book for L, and we had ourselves another very easy ride home.  I read on the plane for the first time in 6 years.

So now we're back in the Big Mango, with just enough time for one last adventure before I head back to work on Monday.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Welcome baby Wiki

Our trip to Chaing Mai was full of adventures (and plenty of cousin time for the boys and Na-an.) But as the days passed, we started to worry if we were actually going to meet our new neice at all!

Thankfully, the night before we boarded the plane back to BKK, baby Wiki was born.

She's perfect. 

That night, as we settled into bed, M sighed, "If only she had been born the first day we came..."

I think P' Wum would agree!