well, we ordered alex’s helmet. we decided to go with the solid light blue and do the sticker thing like so many of you suggested. thank you to everyone who wrote to tell us everything would be ok. and thanks to those who have been through it who wrote to tell me how the logistics work. i’m feeling in a much better place now—even though i still have my moments.we’ll keep you posted on which day we’ll all wear helmets in support of alex. i think his will be here in about two weeks. in the meantime we wait to see how much insurance will cover. keep your fingers crossed—that is one expensive little hat!