Latest WikiLeaks Scandel

In a surprising announcement this morning, Bearemy, the head bear in charge of Carters stuffed animals has revealed they are preparing for the worst. It is now being widely speculated that the secret bear stuff formula may be among the documents Assange is preparing to release next. We asked many of animals for their reaction…

I'm shocked. Interpol has our full cooperation.

I'm so scared! This could be the end of the stuffed animal industry as we know it. BTW-does this shirt make me look fat?

All stuffed animals need to take necessary precautions. I am busy sniffing out more details and will update you as necessary

I have the encryption key and I am not afraid to release it. Power to the people-keep the net free baby!

Busy making love not war....

Bwwwaahhhhaa, Bearemy will ultimately learn the truth...

The Project-Toy Story Themed Room-Day 1

Project Objective: Complete overhaul of Carters room to accommodate the over bearing, over priced ($60,000!!!), and over ugly new Clinitron bed and possible lift system. This new equipment is necessary for his upcoming surgery. He will not be allowed out of it for 6 weeks after a 2 week stay in the hospital. A fun room is a must!

Many, many, many themes were discussed for this new bedroom. The plan was to paint a large mural on the walls.  Finally Toy Story won out and my plans changed. I love Toy Story but lets be honest, at Carters age this is a phase. If it gets him through the in-room prison part of this recovery than that is fabulous—but I am not about to make a permanent wall mural.

Google to the rescue….I came across this Toy Story room done by HGTV that has a much more mature look and used it as the general game plan to get started.

photo credit to http://blog.hgtv.com/

Progress:

Day 1:

  • Room gutted and cleaned
  • Painted all four walls blue
  • Moved dresser and armoire to room and placed along walls to provide as much open space as possible for access.
  • New curtain panels with black out liners

toy story theme room photo 1 showing color

Plans:

  • Make a giant etch-a-sketch calendar
  • Use vinyl wall decors to add the characters in. Using these instead of painting so that it can be removed quickly and painlessly when Toy Story wears out its welcome.
  • Communication Command Central to include larger Google TV, xbox and wii. Doing my research on Google TVs now.
  • Parachute men on ceiling

When it is all done I will do a massive post on creating a room a special needs respite room while maintaining some sense of fun. But until then I will update the progress on the project so that if any of you have some great ideas on how I can add to it….PLEASE CHIME IN!

Here Is The Thing About Being a Special Needs Parent…

The number one piece of advice that you get from well meaning doctors, nurses, disabled adults, the garbage man, the waitress and your family is………

treat your special needs child like every other kid.

Yeah, here is the thing about that-they are not like every other child:

  • Every child doesn’t struggle to get dressed in the morning because their legs won’t cooperate.
  • Every child doesn’t have an average of 2-3 surgeries or hospital stays a year.
  • Every child doesn’t have to turn down invitations to friends houses because they have too many stairs.
  • Every child doesn’t have learning disabilities that make learning certain subjects next to impossible.
  • Every child doesn’t have a major therapy goal to learn how to pour milk.
  • Every child doesn’t spend their birthdays, christmas, halloweens, being monitored for infections
  • Every child doesn’t have to be worried that the thing they are allergic to is hidden in every day items

So, this is my collective scream at everyone who loves to pass on that tidbit of well meaning advice. You know, the one who honestly has no idea what the hell they are talking about? I would gladly treat my kid like he is just like every other kid. But the fact is, he isn’t. BUT, just like every other MOM I love my child more than myself and that is why I bend over backwards to make his life the best it can be.