Sunday, December 30, 2012

Year End Meme

Here's a year end meme I always do for the kids:

1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Got on a horse.  Started using PECS.  Turned seven.  
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I want to get Anthony a dog and I didn't this year, but I am hoping to next year.  
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

I guess not.  
4. Did anyone close to you die?

No, thank God.  
5. What countries did you visit?

Not only did Anthony not visit any other countries, he rarely left the county, ha!  
6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
To be totally and completely toilet trained.  
7. What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
There's probably not one date, but when Anthony started using PECS at school was a big day, and he's made a lot of progress.  
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

I'd say really excelling at PECS.
9. What was your biggest failure?
I don't know that it's a failure, but I know we'd all be happier if Anthony and we could communicate better.  
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Ha!  My sister pointed out that I must have forgotten about Anthony's being hospitalized for ITP but I didn't, I just skipped the question entirely.  It was the end of August when he woke up all covered in bruises.  I was convinced that he had leukemia but I had no time to think of it because it was also the girls' first day of school, ugh, it was just crazy.  Mike took him to the ER and I took the girls to school, then I met him at the hospital.  Shortly after I got there the doctor said it wasn't leukemia and then I didn't care WHAT it was, I was so happy.  My mom and aunt Barbara came to get Felicity and Anthony and I stayed there over night.  It has slipped my mind how horrible it was and how worried we were because now he's fine, he doesn't even have to see the doctor anymore.  He also had some colds and some stomach bugs but mostly he's been fine.  Mostly I am very grateful for his good health.  
11. What was the best thing you bought?
I bet his trampoline, although we haven't had too much time to use it.  
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Anthony's - and his therapists, his program manager and his speech therapist, both of whom I feel really work for Anthony and want the best for him.  
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Probably mine!  I wish I had more patience for Anthony, particularly this week when he is going so bonkers not being in school.  
14. Where did most of your money go?
Anthony got a bounce house for his birthday, we got him a trampoline for Christmas.  His insurance rate has like quadrupled since we got it.  
15. What did you get really excited about?
We're excited about PECS and the promise of better communication with Anthony.  
16. What song will always remind you of 2012?
Call me Maybe, we all sang it a billion times with Maria.  
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

– happier or sadder? Happier.
– thinner or fatter? Fatter, heavier, but really just growing.

– richer or poorer? Richer, I guess.  
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Peed on the toilet, ha!
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Peeing everywhere else.  
20. How did you spend Christmas?

We were here, for the first time with all my siblings and my mom.  
21. Did you fall in love in 2012?
Ha - he loves his therapists, for sure.  
22. What was your favorite TV program?

Anthony likes the Wiggles, STILL, and his new thing is the Gigglebellies.  
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

24. What was the best book you read?
I don't think he's reading any books right now.  
25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Probably the rocking Gigglebellies, ha!
26. What did you want and get?
I think Anthony wants to be happy, just like everyone else, and I think he is, for the most part.  
27. What did you want and not get?
Oh I know we wish we were 100% on toilet training.  God, I know I go on and on about it but I feel like in so many ways we are so close.  
28. What was your favorite film of this year?
What did he see at the theater, I forget.  Madagascar III, I think.  
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Anthony turned seven this year and we got him his bounce house.  We had a party and he had a good time.  
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Better communication.  
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
We have started dressing Anthony in more sweat pants, so they're easier for him to work but otherwise I always pick out skull and crossbones stuff for him, he's a real tough guy.  
32. What kept you sane?

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
He likes The Wiggles, still.  
34. What political issue stirred you the most?

Anthony doesn't care about politics but he is affected by health care, that's for sure.  
35. Who did you miss?

I know for a fact Anthony misses school when he's not there.  
36. Who was the best new person you met?

His new therapists Mary and Christa, I can't remember who all was new to him, Kassi, Whitney, maybe?  
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.

Oh I don't know.  We have to stick with things, I know that for sure.  
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round.  The wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town.  Ha!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Great! I am also happy that that blood thing is so far in the past, you didn't even remember it! :)