What a beautiful Spring day it is today!
I didn't get to a blog post yesterday because we were busy becoming godparents. I am so honored that we were asked to be godparents. Super proud and it means a lot!!!
So amongst the beauty of the day yesterday there was many meltdowns.
First off I am so proud of James. He wore the shirt I had picked out for him. That in itself would of been so hard for him. It had a collar, buttons, pockets, it was thick and had tags on it! Such a good job baby boy!
Secondly, he sat pretty quietly in the church almost the entire service! Such an AMAZING effort!
And then..... we got to the CAR and it all fell apart! James went to EXPLOSIVE MELTDOWN. Its great that he is now keeping himself together in public but I can't deny how hard it is in private.
The 45minute transition from the church to the after event was an absolute NIGHTMARE.
The only saving grace was telling James that there was a jumping castle when he got there. Now, he was pretty good at the function. He asked for some quiet time at one point which was great, he managed to self regulate with his daddy's iphone in a dark room. Then came the cake!!! Argh James is so so blessed to have the godparents he has because they let him blow out the candles! Now that could of been a big big meltdown but it wasn't because his godmother allowed him what he needed, to blow the candle out!
You know what I love the most is I don't even need to say anything she just gets it! James and his nouna have a special bond and a special little communication all of their own.
So we left and James went into EXPLOSIVE MELTDOWN again. AGAIN its great that he kept it together in public but holy cow was it hard!!!!
When we got home we got James straight over to his water table to help him regulate before we went inside.
James didn't go to sleep until 10pm and woke screaming at 6am. All effects of sensory overload and limited regulation in a day. So my mission today was to get James regulated!
The best way to do that with James (all SPD children are different) is provide deep pressure into his muscles, also known as Proprioceptive input. So we headed to BUBBLE & BOUNCE to the jumping castles. Man did we have a great time there this morning!
Proprioceptive and vestibular sense ticked off for today!!!
Then James and I headed to town to gather some outside water activities. Water balloons and water guns!!!!
You know the last couple days have been hard BUT I have watched my little man battle quietly in public and that makes me so proud! He is really trying and that makes me cry (happy tears). You know also what makes me very proud is that in the last 2 days about 5 people have told me how polite my children are. James has verbal dyspraxia and auditory delay as part of his SPD and for him to say please and thank you takes a lot of effort... but he does it and I am so proud! Proud as PUNCH!
Not proud of myself though.... after 7 days of NO alcohol, I fell off that wagon when I was shouted at for a solid 45 minutes! Back on the wagon though so I suppose this becomes DAY 1. Meh...