This always takes me way longer than it should. Thanks, Windows Movie Maker. In any case, I know I haven't posted in a while, and there are actually some developments.
Elliott is getting tubes reinserted into his ears next week. This time, Ryan is taking him because I was traumatized last time. This boy HATES the doctor. He doesn't like monitors attached to him, or strangers in his face, and he isn't afraid to let everyone know it. Elliott is starting to learn sign language and he's talking a little bit more, but we really don't know what the status of his hearing is. We've had about six hearing exams, but they've all been inconclusive, mostly because he will not sit still for any number of minutes. We are worried about this, but he's making progress so we'll just keep working with him to figure it out. This week: hair cut. Next week: surgery. He's got a full schedule ahead of him.
Benjamin is currently into "girl" toys. He has a Hello Kitty watch, a collection of Littlest Pet Shop animals, and a heart ring that he tells me is "beautiful." Today, I bought him a baby doll that comes with accessories (a cell phone, a bottle, a diaper) that fit into a flowery backpack. He proudly marched into Kid's Club at the Y and told everyone, "this is my baby back pack. Girls or boys can play with it." He gets strange looks here, but whatever, dude. If he's okay with it, I am. I'd rather he play with dolls than want to punch everyone in the face like most of the boys at the Y.
Here's a video of these amazing boys:
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
A profile I wrote a few years ago will be included in this anthology, due out this spring. It is about a gay karaoke club in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, where Saturday Night Fever was filmed. I am very excited!! Buy it. I promise, it will really be worth your money.
Monday, March 02, 2009
Elliott turned two yesterday. And he was quite the host. He quickly became overwhelmed and went to sleep as the party continued without him. Benjamin's mood deteriorated throughout the day until I carried him up to his room screaming and he fell asleep almost immediately. The night before, he'd attended a banquet with me, sitting at a table during speeches for nearly 3 hours, which I thought was impressive. On Elliott's birthday, he was pushed to his limits--too many friends and too much sugar. It was a beautiful day, though, and we had a lot of fun.