Tis the season! Tis the season to batten down the hatches, stock up on supplies, put up the signs, and start the inquisitions. That’s right, it’s LOCKDOWN 2012.
Winters can be hard for SMA families. Because a common cold could literally be fatal for someone with SMA, extra precautions are taken.
We wash our hands hundreds of times a day and therefore must stock up on our hand sanitizer; this is our first shipment
We put up our signs:
“Wash your hands and wipe your feet,
Come in this house sick and you’ll get beat!”
We start the inquisitions of anyone coming into our home:
“Are you sick?
Have you been sick?
Are you thinking of getting sick?
Have you been around anyone who is sick?
Heard of anyone being sick?”
We don’t want “sick” in our house.
While we lock out the outside world it also means that we are locked in. It makes for an incredibly long winter. Just ask Perry the Platapus, he doesn’t care for our “lockdown reindeer games”.
Cabin fever sets in and we long for any kind of contact to the world outside these walls.
This year we are getting it!
Jadon started pre-school this year and while it was difficult to stop going just before Halloween, Jadon’s teacher has taken his inclusion to a new level. Miss Cathy, has arranged for Jadon to Skype into the class each morning for a short period of time.
For those that don’t know “Skype”, it basically means that using a computer in our home we can SEE and HEAR the class. Using a computer in the classroom, Jadon’s class can SEE and HEAR us. It is AWESOME!
Jadon absolutely loves seeing his classmates. Miss Cathy has taken it even further to include Jadon in the Halloween parade and also on a recent field trip. She carries the laptop around with her so Jadon can see everyone and everything. While Skyping is not the same as being there it is a very good substitute.
We are so “super” thankful for all of Jadon’s classmates as well as Ms. Patti, Ms. Pam, Ms. Melene, Mr. Dave, and most of all for the amazing, incredible, “High Tech” Ms. Cathy. Thank You Rolling Ridge Elementary, GO Rockets!!!