* Big Child went and got into a fairly prestigious and exciting summer program for the Gifted and Talented that's being held at an area highschool (he'll be in eighth grade next year but apparently his application essay was very compelling!); he will be studying robotics and is super-excited. GO BIG CHILD!
* Middle Child has been reading a ton. Whenever he mentions a book he really wants to read and can't find in the school library, I buy it for him and send it to his Kindle if the budget allows, because BOOOOOOOKS!
* Little Child...oh Little Child. When Little Child was a baby I spoiled him. Some of it was by necessity; he spent several months with an NG tube in and couldn't be further from me than arm's reach, and later on after he got his g-tube he was on continuous overnight feeds for a pretty long time, so he slept next to me because he's an active sleeper and I didn't want him to get tangled up on the food-line and pull his tube out or get formula all over himself. Some of it was stuff like letting him keep his pacifier until he was three and generally terrorize the household, because until he was about five no one was sure if he'd live or die, and if my baby was possibly going to die I wasn't going to deprive him of anything his health allowed that he enjoyed. A lot of people asked me what I was going to do if the kid DID get better, because he'd be a rotten little shit, and I always said that I would be delighted to have that problem and wouldn't be bothered. Now? I am having to walk my talk on that one, and that is all I'll say today about Little Child :)
* Hotter has diagnosed himself via the innernet with Celiac disease, and decided to go gluten-free to see if it helps his ongoing GI woes and extreme difficulty with maintaining enough bodyfat to not shiver all the time and have to wear Big Child's hand-me-downs. I pointed out that his GI doctor had run some blood tests that indicated he did NOT have Celiac disease, but conceded that an intestinal biopsy, which he has NOT had, was the definitive test and agreed that his going gluten-free for a while was a less-risky proposition than general anesthesia (which disturbs his precarious neurological state in scary ways) and messing with his intestines, which his donor pancreas is attached to, in ANY WAY. So we'll see how that goes I guess.