I finished my grades for the term, so I am free! FREEDOM! I've counted, and I have 13 afternoons of 4 and 1/2 hours a piece -- all. to. myself! Mwahuahuaha! What will I do with all that time?
Plan to take over the world. Of course.
Anyway, with my first afternoon of freedom, I actually downloaded some pics off the camera, and I forgot to mention before that Caleb's helmet is now decorated. For December, he is sporting the fashionable, seasonable look: Mistletoe!
On the side, it says "Merry Christmas" and on the back is a cute reindeer. I don't have any pics of the reindeer. Just take my word that it's cute. Below is a shot where you can partially see the side with the "Merry Christmas."
But, back to the Helmet Baby, today he had his first "helmet check-up/adjustment" and he's already showing improvement, and they adjusted the helmet accordingly. While we were in the waiting room, there were 2 other helmet babies there, and each one had stickers on their helmets too. One had his name emblazoned on the front, and the other, a girl, had a pink helmet with flowers and butterflies and stuff. It seems most parents with helmet babies have fun with it and decorate the helmets. Might as well.
If it's pretty visually, it helps distract us from its awful stench -- yeah, despite cleaning it once a day, the helmet is one stinky piece of baby accessory. It reminds me of my shin guards from my years as a soccer player.
In other helmet tidbits, we've already become so accustomed to Caleb in his helmet that when we take it off for his one hour of head freedom every day, his head seems unbelievably tiny. In fact, you know what he reminds me of during that hour? You know the scene from "Return of the Jedi" when Luke takes off Darth Vader's mask and helmet, and Anakin's head seems small and pasty? Yeah, that's what Caleb's head seems like sans-helmet. I hope this resemblence doesn't indicate any future temptation to cross over to "the dark side"!
Anyway, Jerry made the stickers, and they peel off, so after Christmas, Caleb will don a new theme. What that is is a mystery even to me. We'll have to see what Jerry can come up with!