Last week Nanny Sue and I went to the Wiggles with Maria. Although she was really tired, she stayed awake and engaged during the entire concert. Even when she was sitting on my lap sideways, she turned to look at the stage. We were pretty close, 10 or 12 rows back, so that was probably better for Maria, but holy moly was it crowded! We got there super early, as usual, and as we were trying to get settled in, move chairs, get Maria’s wheelchair situated, etc., the family behind us came in. It’s hard to explain, but it was difficult to try and move the wheelchair around while they were crowding us from behind. And the family in front of us were cute at first–they were SO into it!–but after a while, it was just annoying because every time I tried to get a photo, either the little girl or her mom (who was WAY to into the Wiggles for a grown woman) or her gigantic dad were in my way. But, except for ALL the pesky, rowdy children, it was fun! The show wasn’t quite as good as some of the past ones, it was more random and choppy, and they got the giggles a couple of times, and they even made one slightly sexual comment (in good fun–and don’t worry, none of the kids got it). It was quite enjoyable that way because they were having so much fun with it (it’s their farewell tour because 3 out of the 4 main guys are retiring at the end of the year).
I don’t know if it’s all the food she’s been eating or what, but Maria has just been rowdy and feisty and goofy and responding appropriately to requests sometimes. The only bad thing is we have to really watch her now–even more than before. For example, she pulled a plug out of the wall and tried to plug it back in-cute, but yikes! A couple days ago her communication device was on the couch and she had the strap and was pulling it while layign on the floor. It’s quite heavy and could probably crush her skull or do some other serious damage. And then yesterday she did the same thing, except I wasn’t watching and she DID pull it off the couch, but her guardian angel prevented it from hitting her–I don’t know how! Scared the crap out of me. She also has been getting out of bed almost every night. Last night was the first night of many that she stayed in bed.
Today is the last day the pool for special needs closed for the summer. Yes, July 29 in Phoenix the pools close. So dumb! Eight pools are open on weekends through August, but not Telephone Pioneer Park pool, dang it. Maria really enjoyed swimming this year. Now we just have the pool at Horizon therapy and at Sue’s house.