I was interested and very worried to see how the boys would react to ‘daddy being hurt.’ Would they not recognize the injury and simply jump all over me as usual? I know I’m getting too old for it but I still play volleyball and this past week, either ‘badly sprained’ my knee or possibly, tore my ACL. Before getting a MRI, they want me to wait for two weeks since there is a strong likelihood it is just a sprain. . . . let’s hope so.
I think I’m going to turn to running a lot more versus volleyball. Unfortunately though, I had three runs scheduled between now and June so. . . . that’s not happening. I missed the Color Me Rad 5k this weekend that my wife and daughter had an absolute blast at.
The boys have been very cautious around me and are extremely careful. Twin A has sympathy pains, all of a sudden, as he’s developed a sore left leg as well. I wish I was able to video him hopping around the kitchen but unfortunately, my phone was out of reach. Twin B is a great policeman – telling me to stop ‘hopping’ around and making sure I have my ‘sticks’ (crutches) nearby. His first question to me is if my knee is better and if it’ll be better tomorrow or in 100 days?
Accomplishments: This week was a big week for Big Sis. We usually focus on the boys’ accomplishments but we were happy to see her play this week. The Up With Kids program is a fantastic program – holding weekly classes in preparation for this play that featured OVER 100 KIDS from ages 6 – 12.
Big Sis was “Viking Tuffnut” and honestly, I was extremely impressed the boys sat through a 2 hour play. We’ve done a few different ones before (Peter Pan was a big hit) but this was the first ‘local production’ that they went to and I’m glad that they came along to support Big Sis. We did eat a lot of fruit snacks though. . . . .
Tip of the Week: I had the chance to spend a day in school with the boys but we missed their speech session this week thanks to my leg. So, kind of a lame tip but here it is: If you look behind Twin B in the following picture – you’ll see two of the charts they use.
The first is his Angry Bird Chart (one of his favorite subjects) which is used as a form of positive reinforcement for Twin B – something easy that he’s excited about and moves us away from food (candy) reinforcements. I’ll take a picture of the voice chart but this has been a BIG HELP with Twin B. You can see the top of the chart above him on the left – Level 5 being ’emergency voices’ and Level 1 being a quiet whisper. We’ve used the levels with the boys at church, home, with friends, or when kids are sleeping and they understand it and ‘get it.’ That’s been extremely helpful for us.
Have a great week! The boys have their soccer camp this week – it’s been amazing to see the support from the local community for the camp. I’ll post more about it in a future post.