I have to admit that I was not pleased with the timing of our trip, because I have not been at work for a year yet. Then there is always the expense and that always worries me; even though P worked insane hours to pay for the trip before we left home. And that worry has obviously never stopped me from going along. But we had a blast and a half, were able to share with Grandpa and more important, we did it as a family. But all that pales in comparison to hearing that SS is finally coming out of her shell. If SS went through school not uttering a word while in class, as long as her grades are the best she can accomplish, we would not be upset. But SS lets so much happen to her without complaining, and that is our main worry. SS can be easily taken advantage of or be hurt, and she just won't draw attention to her plight. This gives us hope that Mrs. S's approach with SS will pay off and SS will feel comfortable letting an adult know when she is in distress.
We were surprised at how much she ate.