It’s been way too long since my last post. I apologize to my followers, but honestly since January 2013 things have been going great. Meltdowns were almost non-existent. B’s sensory challenges were easily managed. Eating was what it was. She wasn’t eating a bunch of new foods, but every once in a while she would try a new food. Even her OT said she was doing extremely well. Therefore, nothing new to report
Then summer happens. New activities, weather changes, vacations, barbecues, spur of the moment trips to anywhere…I’m sure you catch my drift. …continue reading
We’re falling head-first through the month of December towards the two-and-a-half week long period known as “Winter Break”, in which school will be non-existent and therapy will be spotty. As we look back on the mere 3-day break around the Thanksgiving holiday and transpose that on a longer time-span, I have a confession to make – I have no idea what we’ll do.
Here’s the deal – for the first time since Jack was diagnosed more than 20 months ago, Jack had a 5-day long period of nothing around Thanksgiving. No therapy. No school. No social skills or special needs music class. Nothing but time. Time is our enemy, really. Rather than look forward to the downtime with anticipation, it causes my boy all kinds of anxiety. Anxiety that seems to crush him under its weight. Anxiety that I can’t seem to mitigate for him or help him manage. …continue reading