There are many situations around me right now that are serious and overwhelming; overall I have a lot less to say when I'm trying to process the real life swirling around me. I would like to note, however, that for whatever reason, Julia is having a really good week. She's only had one serious tantrum-crying session and that is because I made the 4th trip of the day to homeschool co-op leaving her in the care of Alei. The amazing thing is that she wasn't still wailing when I got home 10 minutes later. We are in the hold pattern for any new attachment testing while we try to obtain copies of the testing that we took her for last year. If you only saw the Julia of the last few days, you wouldn't even think she needs it. The only thing that I'm doing differently is really watching her food intake, trying to avoid preservatives, sugar, etc. I'm not going to assume that I have found the secret, but it'll be interesting to see if the trend continues as I continue the monitoring.
I started packing up Tori and Julia's winter clothes today to make room for the summer wear. Tori was helping me and I told her to put the corduroy pants in the rubber-maid container, but not the jeans. She asked, "What are the corduroy pants? The hairy ones?" A few days back when we were doing school, I handed Tori a pencil. Eventually the lead was wobbily and she told me, " I can't write with this pencil, it has a loose tooth." I love the things that they say and are thankful for the ones that I actually write down here, so they won't be lost forever!