Okay, this was Nik the night before he went to school. Ignore the expression b/c he was laughing right before I took this. His new trick is to make faces before I snap the camera. See, we had gone to the lake and he played outside the whole day the next day. All mosquito bites. Gave him benedryl and put lotion on them. He woke up, many were quite reduced, some lumps gone. So, sent him to school. They call me and tell me he's itching and was not doing work. Umm, tell him to stop scratching. See, he & Reni are currently in the same class. His interpreter brought him up to the office. They said legally, they can't make me take him home b/c he has no fever. But, he's not getting work done. Fine. My friend ran to go get him b/c I was getting ready to leave to get Little One's g-tube removed. Literally leaving. Reni said later "but Mom, he wasn't even itching in class." Well played school, well played. I understand he's deaf, FASD, and autistic. But currently, the school has him placed in regular ed w/ pull outs in resource class, despite my pleas for self-contained. They said legally(they LOVE this word!), they can't put him in self-contained till all testing is through. Separate post on that soon too. I just think this was a day where maybe they didn't want to deal w/ him? Not sure. Only going by the fact they sent my son home w/ bug bites, he didn't itch NOT once in the car w/ my friend nor once home. In addition, Reni said he wasn't itching in class. And btw, the bites did NOT look like the picture above. Not by a long shot. Even the speech therapist that comes to our home said that is just ridiculous. He didn't itch for her either. Again, only speculation and can only go by what I'm told. He laughed the whole time at home. Said "no school! No school!" He tried to itch the next morning and I said I'm NOT picking you up today if you do. If he could say "aww shucks," he would have.
Nik's back. Not as bad as the front.
Alyona is taking a homeschool art class w/ others every Tuesday here. Recently, she finished her painting. I think she do very well. Alyona did get help w/ this but also did a lot herself as well. Was very proud of her for attempting something way outside her comfort zone. I'm going to find a frame for it. It's 11 X 14. Looking at the Goodwill this week and a few other places. If we get the chance this week. Wood love to have it done for her when she gets back from the hospital.
This was the finished piece. Closer look.