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It's Hard Not to Want Everything to Be Perfect

It's Hard Not to Want Everything to Be Perfect by Mark Lyons Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad         Hi! Samuel (the Sammy of SammySocks Etc.) has many OCD behaviors. He has a set routine each day and struggles when that schedule changes either out of necessity or something just happens to disrupt it. He wants his schedule to be “perfect” as to his wants and needs. Samuel stresses when it is not.      We try to have him get used to change and what to do when unexpected events impinge on his routine. Stop, take deep breaths, envision what is going...

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What Day Is It? It's Saturday!

What Day Is It? It's Saturday! by Mark Lyons Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay  SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad         Hi! The seventh day of the week, Saturday, is named after the planet Saturn. For many people, Saturday is part of a two-day weekend. Saturday is the last day of the seven-day week. It is often the busier of the weekend days. There is lots to do and just two days to get it all done before Monday returns. The Saturday “To Do” list always looks doable on Friday night.      Saturday morning dawns fresh and promising. Anything is possible. The “To Do” list is going...

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When the Day That You Couln'd Wait for Arrives!

When the Day That You Couldn't Wait for Arrives! by Mark Lyons Image by Gerjard G. from Pixabay  SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad          Hi! I remember as a young lad that I couldn’t wait for my birthday. I was going to be a year older and in just one day! It was difficult for me to imagine that I am one age on one day and the next day I am a whole year older. I even asked my mom exactly the time of day that I was born. It was some time around 10 o’clock in the morning. So on the day of my birthday...

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A Time to Remember!

A Time to Remember! by Mark Lyons Image by MonicaVolpin from Pixabay  SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad          Hi! Thanksgiving is a time to remember. We remember past Thanksgivings. We remember why we are thankful. We relive memories. We think of those people who are no longer with us – loved ones and friends. It can be a sad time, a nostalgic time, a time of anger, a happy time, and even a time of hope. Remembering can bring about any or all these feelings. Whichever you experience, it is a good time to remember and realize that the time we spend now will become rememberings of...

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Nothing Is Definite!

Nothing Is Definite! by Mark Lyons Image by Pixoman from Pixabay  SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad          Hi! Samuel (Sammy of SammySocks Etc.) does not like to wait. One of his Sammy Sayings is “It’s taking too long!” He also has a difficult time understanding that some things he wants to happen cannot or may not ever happen. He thinks that if he asks for it, it is going to happen. Nothing is definite no matter how much we want it all to happen.      Samuel would like to have specific episodes of America’s Funniest Videos (AFV) and the Price Is Right television shows. These specific ones...

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