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Wow, 100 in this series. I never thought I would have this much to say, but then again every day is a new day that brings challenges both old and new.
As I’ve mentioned before, Alice perseverates. It’s not just a subject like vacations or camp. A couple months ago, she got a cut on her right arm, one the side just below the shoulder. Alice picked at that scab like you wouldn’t believe. So I took a cue from the The Miracle Worker. Every time I spotted Alice without a band aid, I put another one on. I had to start rotating the angle because her skin got sore from tearing them off.
And one day, I noticed that Alice had put a band aid on herself. This shouldn’t have been a surprise. I had bought a bulk box that matches no skin tone on the planet. We also had a collection of “cartoon” band aids in the kid’s bathroom. Alice doesn’t like the generic ones, she likes the shiny ones. So when I spotted her wearing one, I knew that I had just won. She had to get the band aid out of its wrapper and peel of the backing on her own before applying it.
And finally that cut it healing.