Well, here we are at the end of day 5, a Saturday. I have been ill all day, yech! Our youngest has been just bouncing off the walls for most of the day, even though he has a hacking cough. I wish that I could do the same. Over all, It has been a good day. But, I spent most of the day sleeping so can’t say much for the rest of the family’s thoughts about the day. Should I feel bad about that? Well, in a way I do, but I also have two auto-immune disorders that need to be cared for. Cared for in that when I get sick, I need to rest immediately to prevent a hospital stay. The nice thing is that my family understands this. We only had two issues with our youngest today, but they are both so minor that they don’t bear discussion.
So, it seems that our youngest son has issues with needing attention when any of his other siblings are home. It doesn’t matter to him if he is negative or positive in how he gets the attention. He will push any button he can to get attention. So we spent quite a bit of time in quiet spaces tonight. Quiet space in our house, we have 5 kids age 10 to 17, is where ever an empty room and a blanket exist. Once he gets under the blanket in the empty room for a couple of minutes, everything is fine for a good 45 minutes. Then we repeat the process. On one hand it is frustrating, on the other hand, we are learning how to interact with him in a different way that doesn’t allow the negative behaviors to surface. Early today when it was just the two of us,
He must not be feeling good today. Here it is after 10am and he is still wanting to sleep. He is fighting a sinus infection, but that has been going on for a couple of days. Blood draw at 11:45 again. Then we are going on an outing to the hardware store to price out a new dryer since ours died. Having a family of seven means that our appliances get a lot of use. After lunch, school work time. 🙂 He does it without complaint. I am so impressed. We are still working on getting another meeting setup with his IEP team so that he can return to public school, but so far this seems to be working. Only time will tell, as I imagine he will get tired of seeing my face all of the time. A shout out to my friend Rob Gorski and his family over