For some reason, the Tot and Monkey Boy are having a resurgence of can’t fall asleep at night even in the Melatonin dosages they are taking.
This is making for some rough mornings trying to get them ready in the morning. Now my morning routine is insane as it is. Get up at five. ..try to iron my work clothes, and more their uniforms too, try to squeeze a shave, shower I’m, get my wife’s coffee maker set up so theres magic ready for her when she wakes up, and then i get Monkey Boy dressed while he’s semi comatose.
Then while he’s brushing his teeth which is pretty funny to watch sometimes, get the Tot ready while he’s sleeping. Then when MB comes out get them both out to the car. They usually would wake up en route to the school.
But since they’re both going to sleep later now, this morning we get to the school and this is how they were.
Not good! !!!
The person who invented these motorized trucks and cars complete with sounds and lights.
I’m in Target and the Tot not only just chased a lady out of the aisle for touching his trucks, but he went down the whole aisle pushing every button!!!
I am now standing in the aisle of flashing, blinking, emergency vehicle toys with a migraine coming on fast!
Living with a house FULL of Aspie’s can be many things, ranging from frustrating to angering, but it’s never dull and sometimes it’s very humorous.
Today, I took Tantrum Tot and Chunky Monkey to Barnes & Nobles so Tot could play with the Thomas the Train table while mom went and got her nails done.
Tot behaved perfectly I might add, which is keeping with his MUCH improved behavioral change which has occurred lately.
Anyway, when we got home I was so hungry, I could have eaten cardboard. But Chunky Monkey was letting me know in no uncertain terms that he had to eat NOW.
I had already pulled a can of tuna out opened it and cut it up. .. so I asked Aspie Teen to finish it up for me while I fed the Chunky one.
Now knowing who it was i was speaking to, I gave very specific instructions like, use the sandwich rolls, use mayonnaise on the bread, add a slice of cheese. . I was very proud of the fact that I remembered to be so specific.
And then of course Aspie Teen did the most Aspie Teen thing he could do. He put the entire can of tuna on the sandwich bread! !! His reasoning, “Well what else was I going to do with the rest of the tuna? ” So apparently it was the most logical conclusion in the world to him. Below is the monster tuna sandwich he brought to me.
And shamefully I had to admit, I was so hungry I ate the entire thing!
So we’re in the van going through a drive through and there’s some construction going on in the next lot. Next thing you know he says “Look! A bum/bomb is in the roof! ”
Wifey and I can’t figure out if he’s saying bum or bomb, but either way, said in front of the wrong person, that could cause a lot of trouble!!!
I come outside to the van, and Monkey Boy is walking through the field with his headphones on singing, then says “Thank you, thank you, ” to the crowd!!!
Tomorrow my two boys, Monkey Boy and Tantrum Tot start their new school with the Autism classes….
Enjoying a morning with a well behaved Tantrum Tot & an adorable Chunk a Monk watching Nick Jr. drinking Bustelo while mom sleeps inside, (she’s still sick)…
Here’s hoping it lasts!!!!
Today wifey and I went to a very successful IEP meeting! After the debacle of an IEP meeting at Monkey Boys school 2 weeks ago where the principal insulted my son, my wife and Aspie’s everywhere, (and almost got an award winning book thrown at her head), my wife and I met with the District Autism coordinator, (whose eyes were bugging out of her head at that meeting), who encouraged us to come take a tour of another school in our city that actually had an Autism program and is fully staffed with Autism specialist teachers and aides and occupational and speech therapists. AND it had a 3K program for kids on the spectrum as well!
We agreed though we had our misgivings at first. We were very impressed with the school. The entire time we were there we saw aides walking kids down the hallways. The kids were very laid back. There were kids in wheelchairs and kids with physical handicaps and everyone was very laid back and all the other kids didn’t give them a second glance. They were accepted as normal and included. The kids were allowed to talk quietly while they walked in the hallways. (In case I’ve not mentioned it, in his current school Monkey Boy had his recess taken away because he was humming to himself in the hallways!), the kids were allowed to talk while in the cafeteria (Monkey Boy’s current school has Silent Lunch for students although the hypocritical teachers are allowed to make as much noise as they like), AND Monkey Boy LOVED the library!!! When we left Monkey Boy was like “So when do I start?” And since he went on the tour, every day after school, “Am I starting the new school yet???”
Anyway, we had an IEP meeting scheduled for Tantrum Tot, because he qualified for services…and since he qualified under PDD-NOS, they had to go ahead and place his qualifying factor under ASD…so Tantrum Tot has his official diagnosis!! So now Aspie Teen has been officially diagnosed, Monkey Boy has been officially diagnosed, and Tantrum Tot has been officially diagnosed!!! The BEST part…is that they are now actually going to receive the help they need!!!!
We are still working out services for Aspie Teen but the District coordinator said that even though he’s in online school, he still qualifies for services in this district. So we’re starting the process for him as well. FINALLY a ray of hope in the storm that is our lives!!!
The next step? My wife and I have to decide whether or not to pursue legal action against the school principal for her actions and the actions of her staff who adamantly refused to consider or discuss the accommodations we brought forth in our initial IEP meeting as well as the insulting, condescending and bullying behavior of the principal herself.
Question….if my two older ASD boys had no interest in playing with toys (and they barely did) then WHY the HELL is their room filled with so many old toys they won’t let me throw away?????