Thursday, June 30, 2011

Zack Loves Aliza/Government Shutdown Update

Zack has decided Aliza is the greatest thing since Cookie Crisp.  He was in visiting with her early this morning, before she got up.  I went in to check on them and she was laying down in bed, he was sitting on the bed next to her.

"He's okay, he's not bugging me."  She told me.

"What are you guys doing?"  I asked.

"We're talking.  Zack's saying something about being a king, I think."  She said.

This is my boy who would just as soon watch the Wiggles as do anything social with anyone, including his twin brother.  So this made me smile.

Then we went out to a park this morning before it got too hot, and it became clearer what Zack was really interested in.  I don't know if it's the fabric or the print, but for some reason, he loves the shirt Aliza has on today.

We thought he was going to push her on the swing, but he really just wanted to touch the back of her shirt.

I tried to get her to pose by this tree for a pic.  Zack stuck to her like glue.

AJ was always a day late and a dollar short.  Where'd they go?
Is it the cotton shirt, or the butterflies that is attracting him?

Eventually she got annoyed and sought refuge at the top of the tunnels.

The state government is going to have to shut down, it looks like, but our therapy will not be affected.  Medical assistance is considered essential.  Thank goodness!  It's not good news for the 1000's of government employees who will be out of work during this time though.  I wrote our state representatives last week, and got a response back from one of them yesterday.

The email (almost certainly a form letter that went out to 100's of us) completely blamed the governor for their inability to come to an agreement on the budget.  I'm going to write her back.  I don't know who is at fault and I don't care, but it sounds like she is being the one who is inflexible and instead of playing the blame game, maybe she should be trying harder to come together on an agreement.  I won't forget this, come reelection time.

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