“It’s a dark and stormy morning…” says my Boy Child. “Wait, why IS it dark this morning?” Well, that’s how clouds and seasons work, sweetheart.
This morning BC and I got up at the butt crack of dawn to meet my Dad for breakfast. I had set my alarm for the right time on the wrong day. Thankfully, Kevin has been getting up early for work so his alarm went off and woke us up. BC was a CHAMP about getting up early and quickly. We had a really nice breakfast with my Dad and were back to the house for the rest of our normal morning routine.
GC was already dressed when I got home and I asked her to get her shoes on. She went and put on her rainboots. Then grabbed her umbrella. She was ready to go! I stood there and said, “Wow! Great job, Doods! You are so smart! You wear rainboots and use an umbrella when it’s raining outside. Way to go!”
Now this may seem like minor news to you guys but let me tell you – for an individual with disabilities, having the life skill to recognize the appropriate clothing items for the weather is a HUGE DEAL. I can’t tell you how many children and adults I have come across that have not yet learned and/or developed this skill. They’ll wear flip flops and shorts in -30 degree weather or thick coats when it’s 90. So when Doods slipped on those boots and got her umbrella, I was ecstatic.
A great way to start the day! PLUS! We slept through the night! Ugh, it’s a beautiful thing. Don’t ever take sleeping through the night for granted, friends. We have had sporadic sleeping through the night experiences over the past six weeks or so.
Doods was taking melatonin for over a year and then it just…. stopped working. We figured maybe her body needed a break from the melatonin so we stopped giving it to her. We tried diffusers, oils, sleep aids, Benadryl, bath time, lotions, you name it and either it didn’t work or it only worked for a short while. If you ever want to know what it’s like to have a child who wakes up between 1-3am every single night, just let me know – you can borrow Doods. And it’s not like she’s just hanging out quietly – oh, no. She vocalizes. Loudly. In a high pitch. She will jump on her bed, drop her body to the ground, get food out of the fridge, go in to the garage – all the best things you want to respond to at 2am. So when we sleep through the night – it’s cause for celebration.
Let’s see…. In other news…
The wedding is Friday! Got my herr did yesterday, so I am freshly purpled and ready to party. Everything is in place and is set to go! I’m so ready to celebrate and be donnneee with all of the planning. It’s exhausting.
Don’t get me wrong, I like event planning… to an extent. It’s fun in the beginning but as you get closer, it becomes a labor of love. It’s tiring and stressful and you get to the point where you’re like, “jesus H, I’m OVER this!” BUUTTT then the party happens, it’s fun, everyone has a great time and all the energy you’ve put in to every detail has been worth it.
In other other news, I’ve been approved to provide behavior therapy services! Woo hoo! I have to fill out my provide packet information and I’ll be set to go! I sit for the exam again the Monday after Thanksgiving. I’ve continued studying and damnit I’m going to pass this time. That’s all there is to it.
That’s about all I’ve got for now.
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