Mia has recently convinced her brother that he needs to walk with shoes on his hands as well you can see in this picture. The diapers I've been buying are Bumkins and Drybee's and for the novice cloth diaper momma, these work great.
Here she is saying "kiss me dadda I'm more important than that work phone call." Although CD'ing had been on my mind for a long time, I held back for a few reasons. #1- the gross factor #2- keeping them clean. So far neither has been an issue. What I don't understand is how can all the kid clothes get stained so easily yet it's simple to keep a cloth diaper white as new without using bleach. lol I've been washing a small load of dipes every day so really it's not much of a task at all.
On the neighbor ordeal, I tried using my daycare license to the max. I called the State Dept of Corrections asking for help since I'm a daycare provider. They researched him and had he moved in 3 years earlier he would have been asked to move since I'm a licensed provider so nothing can be done. I am feeling alot better about things now that I was able to let it sink in. Last week I wanted him to die, didn't want him here and although I still don't want him here, he hasn't caused us any worry or harm yet so we are just taking extra precautions. The kids know there's a "bad man" living in that house and to run and scream if he was ever to approach them. I've been keeping the doors tightly locked on our place and we're buying a new metal back door this weekend so it would be impossible for anyone to get in. We're going to most likely be putting up a privacy fence so I can feel more secure letting the kids in the back. Anytime in the front though, I will be out there.
Some amazing things happened at Damien's Speech session this week. Damien has horrible tongue thrust and Speech Apraxia so we still have only got maybe 20 words total from him, however on Tuesday in front of his therapist I got him to say "pleeeeeeassse momma!!!!" It wa a bit choppy because he's never said 2 words together, EVER. But he said it and Linda and I were jumping for joy because THIS is progress. There's a good possibility he could go to school in August still not talking but the few words he is able to say on command. His little brain is just unable to send to his mouth the words he needs to say so everything comes out as "dis" with his spitting at the end.
Dominic has had many ups and downs at school lately. I need to update the blog but we had many gagging and throwing up issues at lunch so I'm not making him lunches which seems to be going better. He was just reevaluated by Early Intervention and will be getting services again next year. His social skills have just not improved except for a few points. We'll have an IEP meeting soon about it where they will go over everything with us.