Appologies, I'm a little obsessed with these neat little gadgets I'm finding for this. I just added a counter and a map that will supposedly show the locations of all visitors. I started the counter at 30 since I've been out here for awhile now, and it's just sad to start at 1. I think I am the first two visitors. I'm pretty sure I'm my most frequent visitor. That also is a little sad, but I don't care, it's a healthy obsession. Healthier than Cafe World on Facebook anyway.
Speaking of obsessions I found a new Wiggles video we didn't have on Ebay and we got it yesterday, and they boys were jumping up and down and quivering in excitement. It has AJ's fave song, The Monkey Dance, and apparently yesterday afternoon during therapy AJ worked long and hard for that song, over and over! It's a good reinforcer. That's what they call bribes -- things the boys really love that will motivate them to do just about anything!
I got a tent shaped and colored like an igloo at Ikea for the boys, and Aliza took it over by putting her blankets all over it and inside it. It looks like a sweatlodge now. She spent the night in there, which I wasn't sure was such a great idea, but she slept great, she says. I had Mark check on her in the middle of the night to make sure she wasn't actually sweating or starving for oxygen.
Both boys were up last night off and on after 4, for some reason. I gave them their last dose of meds at 3:30 or so and managed to completely wake them both, I guess. We tried to get AJ to lay down with us but he wanted to be up.
Time to go. I have to work with the boys' therapists at least twice a week and Saturday morning is one of those times. We are getting geared up to potty train.
Word of the Week 21/02/2020 Melancholy #WotW
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