Day two of Jason's TRS training, and again we had an early start. The day did start a little differently this time, though as the girls wanted breakfast and we actually had the time for them to eat a bowl of cereal. I felt pretty good when they said they wanted breakfast, as that, to me, meant that they were eating more of what they wanted here, than at the school. We dropped Jason off and then headed over to the Child Development Center (CDC). Dropping them off is always kind of a game, with the girls saying good-bye and then me trying to get out of the class room. They usually come running over to me, holding on to my arm or legs and wanting one more hug and kiss. This usually takes about five to six minutes to get through, and they both tend to do it. The blessing is that I usually don't have a time constraint, so the extra 10 - 12 minutes is no big deal.
I did get in another short bike ride today, where I rode up to the bike shop to put some air in the tires and apparently, as I removed the pump from the stem, I broke the stem on the valve. This means that the air in the tire was able to remain in the tire, but I won't be able to fill it again. It also means the air will tend to "bleed" out a little faster, since there is no stem on the valve to pull it closed tighter. I got back to the house and had to immediately go get Jason, and then I brought him back to the house. From that point on it was more of a typical day, much like Monday was. Joslyn, out home health aid (Larry's replacement) comes in and really does a great job of helping around the place. When she comes in, it is only a matter of a few minutes that I am back out, going to pick up the girls. The girls really like her as well, so that makes it even that much better.
This evening I fixed the girls their favorite (this week), hamburgers. Jackie ate more than Stacy, but that isn't anything unusual. After dinner we cleaned up and played around the house. Jason was sleeping so I had to come up with something quite for them to do, and allowed them to build a "tent" in their room. This lasted for a little while, and they were entertained for the time. Jackie is at that age where she jumps from one thing to the next, and never really puts much time on any one thing. It also means she tends to leave things laying around the house, so we constantly pick up after her. Fortunately Stacy is much more focused on what she does, and she doesn't create as much of a "trail" as she moves about. Tomorrow, as I take them to the CDC we won't see them again until Monday, so we will miss them, but we're getting used to the pattern more.
Thank you, for all your continued support and all the prayers being sent our way. Take care and stay positive.