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Well, that was a long break.  I skipped the entire month of May.  That wasn’t intentional though.  I wish I had some type of exciting excuse such as being assigned to perform espionage or perhaps participating in an ultra marathon to stamp out world hunger.  But no.   I just got caught up in other things and blogging dropped to the bottom of my priority list. 

As for an update…….well I’ll give it to you in a nutshell. I’m a big fan of breaking things down to make them simpler. If you are curious as to how I feel about these certain updates, please note that I will have a visual following each one.  So here we go:

  • Alec is doing great in school and starting to enjoy reading long books  😀
  • Matt has had several great weeks at school in a row and continues to improve verbally  😀
  • Alec talked me into letting the stylist color his hair blonde 😕
  • John won several tennis matches in his tournaments 😀
  • My mom turns 60 this week 😆
  • I bought a new stun gun to go running with 😈
  • Our underground irrigation pipe broke 😡
  • This week is the last week of school for the kids (there is no emoticon available that appropriately describes the way I feel about this!)
  • Matt had a rough weekend this past weekend 😦
  • Matt has had much better days since 😀
  • I have been interrupted 3 times since writing all of this 👿
  • I appreciate all of you who read my blogs! 😀 

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Since the sleeping medication appears to have worsened Matt’s anxieties and obsessive behavior, we decided to eliminated it.  Behaviors and anxieties have improved a great deal since we’ve stopped giving him this medication.  As far as his sleeping patterns………well, that’s another story. Here is an example of what the past few nights have been like.

8:00pm–Matt is ready for bed.

8:05pm–Matt falls asleep

9:00pm–Matt wakes up. Mom walks him back to his bed

9:05pm–Matt falls asleep.

10:03pm—Matt wakes up. Mommy gives him a melatonin, and walks him to bed.

10:25pm—Matt falls asleep.

1:15am—Matt wakes up and wants to watch a dvd.  Mom says no.

1:20am–Matt falls asleep.

3:02am–Matt wakes up and wants to visit. Mom says “The sun is not up. Go to sleep.”

4:00am–Matt falls asleep

6:45am–The sun starts to rise and Matt is wide awake. 

Good morning to everyone. 

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The Guilt Factor

This is a great article that I found posted on Twitter.  I think this speaks to all parents of special needs children.  If you are not a parent of a special needs child, please read anyway. This will give you an insight to what goes through our heads on a daily basis .  Please check it out:

http://www.nlconcepts.com/articles/guilt-factor.pdf

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Welcome to payback!

It seems as though mommies aren’t allowed to get sick.  At least that’s according to our children.  Well sometimes mommies do gets sick.  When I am sick and tired, I will make a little bed on the couch to rest.  For some reason, Matthew thinks that mommy lying on the couch with a blanket and a pillow is an invite to climb all over me as if I were a jungle gym.  He plays hide-and-seek in the blankets. He plays with my hair.  He pulls the blanket over my head.  He pulls the blanket off of my feet, which I hate!!  This is hardly speeding up my recovery.  All the while I am moaning “John…..please make Matt leave me alone. I don’t feel good.”  Then John, who’s in the other room on the computer hollers, “Matt, leave mommy alone, she’s sick.”  Nothing.  When you are ill, you don’t have energy to lecture your child, let alone a 36-year-old man.  I roll my eyes and pray for karma.

Today, that day has arrived.

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