Sometimes, Alyssa’s need for order and structure is hilarious. Tonight, we were at Red Robin when she noticed a balloon had floated up to the ceiling. She kept looking at it and making comments such as “Why is that balloon up there?” “They need to get it down.” “It’s not supposed to be there!”

As much as I tried to distract her, she simply was not able to ignore something that was clearly out of place. Finally, she flagged down a waitress.

“‘Scuse me. Why is that balloon up there?”

“Well… they just get stuck up there sometimes. Then at night, we have to pop them all.”

“Oh. That’s so saaaad.”

I just laugh. When I was younger, though, I would be embarrassed by some of the things that Alyssa said or did. Some of my younger siblings still get embarrassed at times. But that’s not right. Instead, we should realize that Alyssa–like the rest of us–is simply living her life to the fullest. And there is nothing embarrassing about that.

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I know I haven’t been posting as regularly lately. I am going to set a date and say that by August 1st, that will change. Thanks for your patience in the meantime. :)