Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer Vacation

We reached the middle of our first week of summer vacation and we are still alive. I don't know if I've mentioned how much Taylor loves school, so just in case…SHE LOVES SCHOOL!!!!

Taylor gets bored easily and when Taylor is bored, we all have to suffer right along with her. She needs the constant stimulation that school gives her and this summer; I'm just not able to take her outside and do a lot of things with her. We run our business from our home and I am needed here to answer the phones, do the bookkeeping and handle the customers.

Once my middle daughter's background check goes through, she will get paid for watching Taylor…gotta love respite care. I know that it's hard on Taylor to be home all day…she has the attention span of a gnat. She isn't really verbal so most of the time, I know I'm probably missing whatever point she is trying to make when she starts making a bunch of sounds. That must really be hard, to want to communicate but just not have any words. She does sign some things and she actually has about a 10-15 word vocabulary, but that is just not enough some times.

Thankfully, Taylor does qualify for extended school, so she will start that in July and go through August. Unfortunately, Taylor turns 21 before the start of school in 2011, so this coming year will be her last. Where we go from there, I don't have a clue. They say a work program, but honestly, how do you find a work program for a 21 year old toddler who can't be left alone because of constant seizures?

That's one of those things I'll just have to figure out in the coming year.


Beth said...

Just back home from a long trip, and catching up on blogs. I hope that your daughter's paperwork is completed so Taylor (and you) will have some freedom. My elder daughter is doing respite care for a couple local families--she's loving it.