This is the kind messy room I like to walk in and see. LEGO creativity at it’s best. A friend (thanks, Delia) dropped off some hand-me-downs and some absolute treasures: LEGO manuals. Judah (15), Enoch (12) and Mordecai (10) have been busy rifling through our LEGO stash and working on reconstructing some models. Pretty cool.
In other cool news, we have a brand new theater (just opened this week) in our community and they were offering $2 movies for a very limited time. Not wanting to turn down a bargain, we may have skipped school this afternoon and headed out to see The Amazing Spider-Man. Don’t worry, I let the kids involved know that they would make up for the missing lessons tomorrow. Just one more perk of homeschool-hood.
Do you know what today is? Exactly six weeks since Apollo’s second heart surgery. He is now officially out of quarantine (from the heart surgeons, though not his pulmonologist). We can lift him up under the arms again! I even plan to take him to our Christmas Eve Candlelight service if he stays healthy. Apollo never (really, never) goes to church. Chuck and I take turns staying home with him each week.
Last night was day five of no melatonin. He didn’t fall asleep until 11 pm 🙁 He wouldn’t let me turn the light off (I finally did after he fell asleep) and this morning he woke up crying and angry that I turned the light off. Never mind that he spent all night in bed between me and Chuck. I will definitely try to contact someone who can help him with his trauma. He is now upset about any talk involving: beds, bedtime, doctors or surgery. A simple google search will show that it is not totally uncommon for a child (even a toddler) to have PTSD after major surgery- cardiac surgery in particular.
Okay, I’ve literally been working on this post all day- life kept interrupting.