8iRWeiXjcKj9kUz5Tebo4_k_FtY Life with Two Special Needs Children: Warmer Weather

Monday, February 14, 2011

Warmer Weather

I am so glad that the weather has finally gotten warmer.  This has been a very cold and very snowy winter.  I don't mind a little snow, but negative wind chills, snow storms to the point that we are couped up in the house, drive me absolutely crazy!  It doesn't help that school has been cancelled due to snow each of the last two weeks.  When you have a child with Autism, it's very scary what the lack of routine can do. 

Caleb's been fairly well, but had a rough afternoon at school on Friday.  Evidently they had indoor recess and he was working with a puzzle and had the pieces strewn all over.  He was told to clean up and some boys came to help him.  He got aggressive with them.  Fortunately, his para was right there and was able to intervene.  However, some kids also did say that Caleb through a chair.  He has not shown behaviors at school in a long time!  In fact, his teacher thought he was doing well enough to take his behavior intervention plan out of his IEP.

I'm hoping that this was a one-time event due to the lack of structure and routine of the last couple of weeks and not the sign of anything worse!

I know that God doesn't give us more than we can handle.  In the past we have been very fortunate where we have not had to deal with both kids having bad days or meltdowns.  However, last week, Tony had to restrain both kids in one night.  It's very draining when both kids are having meltdown and being aggressive.

Tonight, fortunately, was a much better day!  No restraints, no major meltdowns and both older kids were in bed before 8:30 p.m.  Thank you, Lord, for this day!

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