He turned the light off before I even had time to pour my coffee. Off he went to get his tablet and go to the “white bed.” He was excited to talk to me about the pool. He has been to an indoor pool but as much as he likes going in the pool he is confused that we can do it in the winter. He talks about it like we should be having sun and summer while swimming. He wanted to make sure I knew he was going to wear his “blue swim trunks.” The orange trunks I guess are only for the “pool tub” now.
The morning convinced me that he was pretty serious about going to the pool so I had a feeling when he got home he would want to go. But you never know. We got out to the bus and his parting word was “pool.”
I had a grocery delivery while he was at school. It’s much easier when he is not here to have them delivered. Occasionally I have to do it while he is here but depending on the day I either have to distract him or he will have a meltdown. It is very hard for him to understand why people are dropping stuff off but not staying to talk to him.
“Swimming pool,” he said before he even got off the bus. He beelined inside, wanted no snack, and we got dressed. This dude was on a mission and nothing was stopping him.
He had so much fun. He wanted to go on the diving board but I told him he couldn’t until he could breathe under water and push off the bottom. It’s 10 ft so he needs to know first. He tried several times but the level of understanding is not there yet to close his mouth and blow out his nose. Every time I told him to close his mouth he used his hands to close it but he made incredible progress. I had him kick a lot with the board. He is ready to go next week. I think I will look into the membership plan.
When we got home he was pretty calm except he was ready to go see his grandma. I told him he had to sleep or he wouldn’t get to go. He said, “Upper night.” I pray he is not up all night again.
I laid my clothes on the bed when I changed. I was hoping it wouldn’t be a problem, praying it wouldn’t be a problem. It had been a while since I even tried. The overwhelming emotions I get from doing laundry are so hard. It’s not like there are tons of things not out of place in our house but laundry causes Owen to have so many meltdowns. Between the noise from the machines, to me trying to fold clothes on my bed, or even putting them on a chair before I take them down to the laundry it all can cause hours of meltdowns. Tonight my jeans and shirt laid there all evening and he didn’t even attempt to move it. Not one scream. That is our victory.
I pray he sleeps tonight so he can go see his grandma tomorrow. I pray for it with all my heart. I know the pool exhausted me so hopefully, it will help him. Each day we walk through challenges but it is the victories that I hold onto. Focus on the good stuff and let the rest go. Smiles to all and donut daze!