Thursday, May 04, 2006

Knitting Class Tomorrow!


I teach a knitting class tomorrow and have been busy collecting hand-outs, balls of yarn, etc -- should be fun! I've always loved teaching, regardless of the subject -- I've taught aerobics, Microsoft Sales classes, military stuff -- I just really like to show people how to do new things. I had actually thought about getting my teaching certificate to go with my Bio degree so I could teach school wherever Zack happened to go, but now the jewelry business has taken off and the plan now is to open a boutique in a couple years.

Good day for Zack today - - no more occupational therapy! He's made SUCH strides in his fine and gross motor skills and is completely at his age level now. Half of his trouble, the therapist felt, is the fact that he's a perfectionist (just like his mom!) and if he can't do something perfectly the first time, he tends to not want to do it at all. But he has come SUCH a long way, and I'm so proud of him. I have no idea why he had delays (maybe because he wasn't breathing when he was born?) but everyone agrees he's bright, just needed a little nudging on the motor things.

Speech is also coming along fantastically -- he talks a blue streak and is more and more understandable. In fact, the school system doesn't even think he needs speech therapy anymore. He came running in today saying, "Mommy, Mommy, I saw the ice cream truck!" plain as day -- his full sentences are coming out of nowhere now, and I'm just so happy he's caught up.

Kids are amazing, aren't they?

1 comment:

  1. deb wiess1:37 AM

    Lori -

    What a adorable child Zack is and Jeff was never the brightest kid in his class he worked hard for what he got, but he really caught on quick in college after all the testing and we figured out that they were sending him in the wrong direction -- he had a counselor that only thought of enginiers sp and tired and he liked math not the unreality of it and now he is a CPA. But he does People Soft training all over the US and Europe for his company.
    Hugs-
    Deb

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