Thursday, October 11, 2012

Crazy Hair Day

....and purple day.

Lucey is having fun with all the "special" days that go along with grade school and kindergarten.  Today was crazy hair day.  Lucey told me  this as I was doing her hair.  She is on top of things and has a great memory.  Sure enough...there was a tiny slip of paper in her backpack that I had missed letting me know that they had earned this day.  For whatever reason.  This is what we came up with.  Loops like puppy ears on top of her head.  Not too crazy.  She was a bit reluctant.

It also happened to be  "Purple Day" for the kindergartners.  Every Wednesday the kiddos are supposed to wear the color of the week.  It sure keeps me on my toes to check the calendar daily. Not to mention....gym day, library day, art day etc....and it changes....these specials do not always fall on the same day of the week.  Why????  To confuse the older parents????  (I have to remember to put her in her tennis shoes, remember the library book and to make sure she has something to wear that can get paint, glue or whatever medium that they happen to be working on in art.  Do your schools operate this way?)  Back to "Purple Day"--Lucey does not have much purple in her wardrobe. hmmmm....we had to get a little creative. Lu had purple leggings (lavender) and purple curly hair bows and a peter pan collar shirt that had lavender flowers.  So this is what we came up with. 

            { Lucey wearing her hearing aid--and not wanting the flash of the camera in her eyes.}

I was so please that Lucey's teacher emailed me to let me know she was ready to learn how to use Lucey's hearing aid.  This past Tuesday I took Lucey and her hearing aide to school and we showed Mrs. D. how it works and how to put it on her head.  It's not as easy as you would think.  Lucey loves to hear from both side of helps with localizing sound and for her to raise her voice a little too. (she is the only child I know of that we have to ask her to use her outside voice inside....).  Lucey is deaf on her right side but with her bone conduction hearing aid, her hearing is almost within normal range.  The only problem is that it is worn on a soft band and the band hurts after awhile.  It also slips down or up and pops off.  It's not easy to get into place.  It can be frustrating.  She can't wear it on the playground because it will come off and it's very expensive (we sure wouldn't want to lose it).  Her next surgery will be to place an abutment (snap) on her mastoid bone that will eventually hold the hearing aid.  We are hopeful that she will be ready for this by the first of the year.


  1. Precious photos of your sweet girl~ love that she is doing so well at school and her teacher is so on top of things!!! Such a good feeling!!! Blessings and love! xo

  2. Wow, I got confused just reading about the different days. lol She's adorable in her "crazy" hair:))

  3. Hi there Beth!! It's been a LONG time. I came across your blog and have enjoyed catching up with you, Lucey and the rest of your beautiful family. Do you still have my email address? If so, drop me a note when you get a chance! Yuna is doing great - she's in kindergarten too and is loving it. Take care, Joanne


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