I spent yesterday with the Silicon Valley Moms and, for the second time, Elizabeth Edwards, who was as lovely and genuine and impressive as ever. I do think that of all the candidates, the Edwardses seem to have the most thoughtful take on what real families actually need. Elder care, health care, education--policy issues, sure, but Elizabeth (as she insisted we call her) moves fluidly from one topic to the other as if, miracle of miracles--they're all actually related! For those of us dealing with autism spectrum and other special needs issues, this is a critically important distinction--whoever your candidate of choice, and whatever your politics.
Mr. Personality is back! This morning he woke up and announced (as he does so many mornings), that he wanted to "get on the elevator." So we let Daddy sleep in and took the bus to the Hyatt Regency (memorialized in Mel Brooks' High Anxiety, if you are old enough to remember) and rode around for an hour while I was on a conference call. Multitasking: breakfast of champions.
Thanks to all of you who sent sweet comments and wishes during Isaac's bout with stomach flu. It's so great to know that we're all out here, living our lives and handling stuff and checking in with each other.