I snapped a photograph of this building in central Auckland last week because not only does it look beautiful, but I think it has the most effective earthquake strengthening I’ve seen yet. That facade is never falling off!
The paediatrician who saw Daniel a couple of weeks ago phoned me this week. She wanted to let me know that she was writing up a letter to send back to our GP and that she was adding Tourette’s Syndrome to it. Remarkable! We suspected he had Tourette’s ourselves, even querying the doctor about this at our appointment (she said no at the time), but it’s remarkable that another disorder can be simply be added as an afterthought with no further contact or observation of the child.
Daniel is doing very well at the moment. It’s looking more and more like Mathematics is his thing. He did some group-work in class this week which involved his team having to find solutions to some maths problems. Daniel knew the correct answers but didn’t understand that he had to communicate them to his team. His team kept getting the answers wrong which had Daniel in fits of frustration because although he told the teacher the correct answer, his team failed to get a point since as a group, they were getting it wrong. Team-work can be hard at any age especially when your team is crap.
Over the past month, Daniel has gotten into the habit of filling his bed with toys just before going to sleep. This is fine except that he leaves little room for himself and has fallen out of bed at night twice now as a result. He never wakes up when he falls out. We find him fast asleep on the floor.