Ahhh, but tonight, things finally came together...
While the "big" twins were reading upstairs, the triplets and our two sets of "little" twins amused themselves in the rather noisy children's section of the old library, downstairs. This arrangement enabled my my co-volunteer to help mom sort through some of the MANY forms and official school records she had collected for each boy, but which had hitherto no organized "home". (They now live in clearly labled blue files, one for each child, housed together in a large, zippered, maroon courier envelope.)
The deal sealer came in the form of another volunteer, an expressive arts therapist, who has volunteered to do some work with the triplets, now in Grade Two. Having the twins out at the library once a week frees up some space in the rather tight family home for her to work with the three younger boys, using a combination of music, drama, dance and visual art. No doubt it will be an enriching and unique experience for all involved!
This synergistic arrangement is only set to run for 6-8 weeks, however, it really brings some structure and growth into the usually chaotic and somewhat restricted lives of these five delightful boys, not to mention a weekly, 45-minute reprieve for