Lots of new happenings in the Handy Household. We are slowly finding our rhythm. J&J both had great first days of school. Jesse has been very zen about the entire experience. She is making friends, and has slowly settled into the morning routine. Jesse is by far a late morning sleeper. School should start at 10am according to her body. James is always up and bouncing at 7am. Jesse not so much. Dragging her from bed does not work, so I dress her in her bed in the morning, then go get a cattle prod. *I'm kidding* I go get a rabbit to put in her bed.
She listens so intently, yet I can tell she is still missing some of the instructions. Not that the hearing aids aren't working, I think Jesse is a visual learner, so seeing is what gets through to her. I relate because in many cases, I do not hear a person talking, I SEE them talking. Literally, my world is full of conversation bubbles. I suspect as Jesse gains reading skills, she too will view conversations as big comic book conversation bubbles.
The classroom and teacher are the same as James from last year. Which we are super happy to have her as Jesse's teacher.
J&J also have a new after school routine, which took James about a week to settle into. He spent one evening walking around the house carrying his baby blanket, wailing, "I hate my life.". Between the new after school care and not having his best friend in his class, life was rough for him. He has since settled in and when I pick him up, he is covered in sweat from running around playing and smiling from ear to ear.
Jesse is just happy as peach pie to go wherever Brother goes. It is also heartwarming that one of their caretakers is a former neighbor of mine. She has 8 kids, we were an 8 kid family, so lots in common. She is just wonderful, so I know the kids are in good hands.
Life is good. We are blessed.