There are no limits to the lengths some people will go to in order to indulge an obsession

I should be ashamed of myself, but I’m not.

We have a child with a complex congenital disorder called the Digeorge Anomaly.  He is a wonderful kid with a huge heart, but he struggles terribly in school.  DiGeorge kids have learning disabilities that people are only just beginning to work with and understand. We had him evaluated by a wonderful psychologist at the Menninger Clinic this summer and her report included lots of cutting edge ideas and ways to help him out.  And, in the course of working with a psychiatrist locally, we are being encouraged to help him out in more involved ways with some of the projects that are most perplexing to him at school.

So, (I bet a lot of you know what is coming), this year’s science fair project is going to be…….(drum roll please)….variables that impact on the absorption of dye on a protein fiber.  Namely, yarn.  We are dyeing yarn and calling it a science fair project.

The yearly science fair project has been the bane of Teddy’s existence the last few years.  It always involved a lot of heartache because the scientific method is just not his friend.  But this year, he has an over-eager Mommy.  We wrote the proposal together.  He has a whole library of books as his arsenal (and a few more that Mommy was nice enough to order for him — I am so sweet).

The best part? The husband was so relieved to learn that I had a plan and we were getting a jump on the project that he actually offered to foot the bill.  Isn’t life wonderful?  Would it be wrong to do it on cashmere?

4 thoughts on “There are no limits to the lengths some people will go to in order to indulge an obsession

  1. That’s a win-win situation if ever I heard of one! I think that perhaps you should compare different fibers. So you’d need cashmere, bamboo, silk, alpaca, mohair, wool, cotton, linen…a little bit of every kind. LOL!

  2. Great idea for the science fair project! Also thanks for the heads up on the DiGeorge anomaly. I work in special ed and had never heard of it…
    Lori
    artandplay.blogspot.com

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