We missed basketball practice last night and the kids were bummed about it. Don't blame them. Trouble was Warren was stuck at work late last night. I can't take them as it is at night or when it is getting dark. Why? Because I have night blindness. yes, it is very real. Had it since college but was hoping it would slow down a bit. Well it has progressed quite rapidly and after this past spring's incident, I don't dare drive at night ever again. See, last spring Irina needed to be picked up from a friend's house. I said "I'll go get her." Warren, said "Are you sure? It's getting dark." "yes, I'll be fine, it's not quite dark yet." I went out the door to go get Irina. Picked her up and it was pitch black by the time we were supposed to come back. Driving out of the subdivision, I almost hit a father/ daughter walking their dog. For the life of me, I could not see them. After that, have not been behind the wheel at night ever since. I can not risk someone else's life b/c I can not see at night. My perception is totally off, the lights are blinding to me and I can't see things like people. My optometrist said good idea. Now, in summer it's fine. Stays light out late. My kids know this. They know mom can not see at night and it can't be fixed by glasses. Fortunately, most activities are during the day. Helps immensely. But, basketball was not. They do have games this weekend and we'll be there. Wish I could drive at night but just not risking it. Optometrist said this is not uncommon but can't do anything about it. Just as my kids have to learn to live w/ some of their issues, so do I.
Now, this past weekend we actually did a little shopping. A rarity here. But, this was more for essentials than anything else. Though, the kids were able to spend any leftover money they had from Christmas/ birthdays. Some of mine have given their money to charity for Dribbling for Drew at basketball. So they had a little less to spend but they did not mind at all. Very proud of them to understand the power of giving at such a young age. Despite all they did w/out all those years at the orphanages, they are still willing to give so much. Anyhow, here are some pics from this past weekend's excursions.