Most Excellent

Today was a most excellent day.  We had a brief tantrum right before bed, but he had a busy day.

We got up.  Had breakfast.

Then.  We started in the garage.  Dug out the mower.  So that he could get started mowing.  While he was mowing where I was planning to work on windows today, I loaded the truck with the tools I needed for the day.  Lunch was an easy snack.  Although he did disappear on occasion to get some light snack.

All the while that mower was running.  He did a really good job, and only missed a couple of spots.  Because he did so well,  I moved some things around so that he could use his basketball hoop.  Only to have him remember that his basketball was deflated, and he had thrown the needle in his fit of rage nearly two weeks ago.  So he had some disappointment.

But he handled it well.

He then helped hold wood I was cutting,  and assisted while I was removing windows, and then putting different ones in.

He ate his supper without complaint, and listened when I told him he needed to be in the house while I visited a friend that stopped by.  He did so without complaint.

Right before bed, he had a fit about his meds, which I won’t pretend to understand, since he was getting his meds at the time.  But we got through it.  I don’t know, maybe he was over-tired for the first time in a while.

He was so tired, he was asleep minutes after his head hit the pillow.

So tonight, as I close these thoughts, remember one thing about your child with attachment disorder.  There is nothing and I mean nothing that says that every day has to be rough and stressful.  Cheers and goodnight.

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  1. I hope you have more days like this…I personally have found that days filled with activity is usually less fretful…  If I stop and really engage with my children they stop most of the poor behavior..then I make sure to praise the good behavior… I focus on the behavior and not the child self..” I don’t like your behavior, stop that behavior and then reiterate that I love them dearly… I say this 100xs a day.  Most days it is worth the journey.. then there are the days that I want to find the bridge… never can…but feel like that… life is not easy for any of them.  Being that I have special needs children..  99% of the time I do a good job that other 1% I fail.  but then comes another day of love and carry on…  HAPPY FOR YOU… GIVE HIM AN EXTRA HUG TODAY!! 🙂

  2. LyndaCrossman with my health, days with lots of activity can put me down for a week or more.  So a balance needs to be achieved.  Everyday is a chance for hope.  A good day is what we make it to be.