Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sleep away camp in Maine...


No, not quit yet. BUT, Creed and Zelda did start their summer Montessori day camp yesterday! They'll go 5 days a week for 7 weeks. We dropped them off at 8h30am with no tears (at least not on their part) and their super dedicated lead guide checked in with me at noon. Zelda had eaten her whole lunch - Creed hadn't. Zelda was napping on her little cot - Creed was watching the others kids nap as he desperately tried to keep up his head from nodding. They had a great day. It helped having Mariellen (Z's TVI - that's Teacher of the Visually Impaired) attend the first hour and help acclimate her to the classroom. These kids are freakin' superstars.

While they were at camp, I attended the opening remarks at Texas Focus - a conference for the Texas Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments. Also known as TAPVI. The opening speaker was the executive director of NAPVI - hope you're following the acronyms... Anyway besides the organizational business, on a more personal note, she spoke of her son - who as a child developed cancer of the eye. He's now pre-med, a junior at Cornell, and studying in Hong Kong this summer. Another superstar...

1 comment:

cdees39 said...

Just curious how camp is going?