We are in Hawaii for Spring Break this week. Our family been to this resort several times before, but this year is a little different because Will is not with us (he elected to go to Panama City Beach with some fraternity brothers instead; can you imagine?!) and Vivian accompanied us here for the first time.
I had fretted about our decision to bring Vivian because she typically has such a tough time with new places and transitions, but she has been great! We've had a couple of meltdowns and have not been able to go out to dinner at night, but overall, Robert and I have been thrilled with how well Vivian has behaved and surprised and delighted with how much she has enjoyed herself here. The first day we arrived, she pleadeded almost incessantly, "Please take me home. I want to go home. I want to go see Percy" but such requests have diminished markedly each day.
One funny Vivian story: Robert and I have bribed Vivian to get into the pool each day with the promise of an Oreo smoothie afterward. Earlier this week I was trying yet again to convince Vivian and reminded her, "Vivian, what do you get if you get in the water?" Without hesitation she replied, "Wet."
No hands! Vivian on the water slide with Robert
More stories and pictures after we get home. Aloha!
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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