To say my child is hyper might be an understatement of all understatements. He keeps walking up to me, letting out a slow high pitched squeal, laughing, and then walking off. Mix that with the coughing and dropping things on purpose, saying, “did it fall”, to get more attention when he is coughing and we gots ourselves some fun. My sensory seeker wants to drink all the milk in all the lands to make himself cough even more. I gave him water and that causes him to get nose to nose with me saying “shockuwit mulk pwease”. And that happens every few seconds. I got up to do some laundry and he stands, yelling, “sit down”. I pushed forward. He yelled more. He followed me into my room. He wanted the light off. I didn’t turn it off. I walked out to the room for a second and come back to the fan on full blast, with him trying to turn the light off. I turned the fan off and he started yelling for the light. I kept folding the laundry. He then started jumping on the bed. I got him to stop and he started eating the bedding. Everything goes in his mouth, especially on days that he needs a lot of input. The comforter was first and when I told him to stop it was the sheets, then the blanket and pillows. I’m back to sitting in the living room. He’s concerned with when he will see his teacher again. This has been an extremely hard past week for him. Between the ongoing sickness, a holiday, and tomorrow’s parent-teacher conferences, it will be a week that he has been out of school. The routine of routine is what we need. There is no calm for my baby. It is a constant roar for him and in turn for me. I share our story so you know you are not alone. Our journey is through autism, yours may not be autism but everybody’s got something. Today is but one moment in time. Know that you can do great things if you put your mind to it. Make today matter. Smiles to all and donut daze!
I'm Lynn Browder. Owen's Mommy. The best moments in time are when I get to see the smile on his face and that giggle come from his heart.