Snow can wait...

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September has been...

...Busy! The school year started off rolling and we haven't stopped since! School, of course, takes up the bulk of PJ's time, but he also has therapy three days a week, soccer and cheer once a week. Thankfully, PJ had adjusted very, very well to the new demands placed on him. We didn't expect it to be as smooth as it has been and we are very very thankful!

...Lovely. The trees in the park are just starting to edge over towards crimson, and it has a euphoric effect on me every time I see it. Fall is my favorite time of year, and as the days become crisp and the trees become fiery the things I don't care much about during the summer (jeans, hot peppermint mocha coffee, socks) become tiny moments of pleasure in the fall. Allergies aside, fall is my favorite.

...Goal-Oriented. PJ has re-started speech therapy once a week and is receiving ABA therapy twice a week. This is in addition to his full day of school and in-school therapies. I go back and forth sometimes, wondering if it's all too much. Thankfully, PJ loves his therapists and for the most part, seems happy to "hang out and play" with them. The other day, PJ started crying and when I asked him what was wrong, he said "Oh, no! The boo boo hurts!" and pointed to what turned out to be a bug bite. This wouldn't be a groundbreaking statement in most homes with a four year old, but for us, it was a big deal.

...Messy. The exterior of the  large house that encases our apartment is being completely renovated. A huge Victorian, it sits right on the edge of a large park and has needed a bit of TLC for some time. When it's all over the house will look amazing, but until then it's a lot of noise, dust, using the fire escape while the stairs are being worked on, and chain-smoking dudes doing stuff with tools. Hopefully, by the time fall turns to winter, the dust will have settled and the place will look great!

...A new start. PJ has begun full-day school and I have begun the arduous task of trying to figure out where I belong as a stay-at-home-mom who only needs to mother a few hours a day. It's a weird place, but there's something about September that is kind of a default New Years Day. I guess it's the whole back-to-school thing. But if PJ can be brave and find his way as he navigates his new school day, I can be brave and navigate this new page in my book.

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