Busy weekend!

Janos came Friday night for a trombone audition this weekend. It’s been nice to hear trombone practice wafting out from the basement guest room. I don’t often get to hear trombone played except from 4th graders in an elementary school band, so it’s a treat.

He tried blowing helium through his trombone. Apparently it does change the pitch just like it does with your voice. Jeremy and I were a little nervous that he was blowing helium through the trombone the night before a big audition, but Janos seemed pleased with the experiment.

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Saturday saw Sophie and her daughter who has Rett Syndrome for lunch.

Her daughter, who is 2.5 years old, was in a great, happy mood for a couple of hours and then turned on a dime and went into inconsolable crying for about 45 minutes. I had forgotten, or blocked out, all the inconsolable crying that Edda did at that age, all hours of the day and night for 2-3 hours at a time. I tried to tell Sophie that, for most girls, the crying does end – it does take a couple of years. And I held and rocked her daughter for 20 minutes or so knowing full well that whatever I did, it probably wouldn’t work to soothe her. And 45 min after she started, the terrible mood ended and all was well.

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Today, brunch with some of my favorite people. We look pretty good for being tired moms.

Brothers who all have a sister with Rett Syndrome. I don’t think they ever talk to each other about their special needs sisters, but they love talking to each other.

Birthday girl!

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