|this is more fun than it looks|
|Bubba chillin' at the campsite|
Things let up a bit and along they came, everyone warmly dressed and huddled together with the dogs. G maneuvered his raft with all the serenity of a Massachusetts lobsterman who's seen much worse (which he is). Then we made hot cocoa.
Ben is now a year older than his brother was then. I can't fathom the idea of a nine day raft trip with him. He has a hard time sleeping in ideal conditions. Camping, or even traveling, is an iffy proposition. We still do it, but constant vigilance is required because he'll roam in a heartbeat.
I spent some time observing Ben's classroom this morning. I can't go into it here...there are privacy issues, but I will say that we are very lucky to have a great school with great teachers and he seems to be doing really well there.
Maybe some day we'll go camping and be able to relax. I'm looking forward to it. Ben's not quite big enough yet, but we're going to check out this program ASAP.
|a not-very-relaxed dog|
As a side note, the parents at Ben's school have started talking about fund-raising again. The Amazon link at the bottom of this blog is still active with an associate account linked to the school. If you use it to get to Amazon, a portion (5%?) of any purchases during that browser session will go directly to the school as a donation (none for me). It doesn't increase your price at all, so why not?
Also, if you live in Utah, Smith's grocery donates to schools based on how much people buy with their "Fresh Values" program. If you don't have kids of your own and would like to help out, you can ask the cashier to link your card to Carmen B. Pingree School. Easy! Doesn't cost you a thing! Hey, while you're at it, ask your friends, co-workers, and extended family to do it too. It's not just a school, they do research and train people to do therapy. We need more o' that.