Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Okay, so I'm not very good at this blogging stuff! Mostly I think the humdrum of our day to day life is just too boring to subject you all to.
Dawsyn is participating in swimming lessons with her classmates. This is all well and good except that the swimming class consists of nine seven and eight year olds and one instructor. It is my humble opinion that one instructor does not have enough eyes, ears or arms to keep track of nine children in three feet of water even if one of those children isn't Dawsyn. To instruct eight average children PLUS Dawsyn, she would have to possess powers that I can only dream of!! So, guess who else is taking swimming lesson ... MOM! Every afternoon for the next two weeks, my precious six hours of "me" time (translation "clean the house, do the laundry, cook the meals, plan a fundraising event or six, take a nap, have coffee with a friend" time) is interrupted with a trip to the swimming pool. To make matters worse, many other parents also come to the pool. However, they sit comfortably in the gallery drinking their London Fogs and Cafe Mochas while I am soaking wet trying to keep Dawsyn just a little bit interested in what the instructor is trying to teach them. Just what I need, an audience! On the bright side, Dawsyn absolutely LOVES the water and would swim (and I use the term loosely) all day if she were able. As much as I begrudge the hour from my day, I wouldn't deprive her of the experience for anything.
I have discovered that "Coffee with the Girls" is really an essential part of every week ... everyday if I could get away with it!! On Tuesday I met a couple of friends for a quick coffee and walked away with a fundraiser planned and ready to be executed by Saturday. Brilliant minds loaded with good quality caffiene!
This Saturday, May 9, Didsbury hosts its annual Show and Shine. Thanks to two local business men who happen to be our friends and neighbours, we will be having a "Dogs for Dawsyn" BBQ on Main Street in the middle of all the Show and Shine traffic. We are really excited to finally be doing something publicly to get the word out about this new opportunity to help Dawsyn.
The next two days will be very busy distributing posters and information packets around town to promote the BBQ.
The local newspaper, The Didsbury Review, has asked to do a story about Dawsyn. This will be a great opportunity to educate our community about Dravet's Syndrome as well as put in a plug for 4 Paws for Ability. I will post a copy of the article when it is published ... if I can figure out how!!