Sunday, August 31, 2014

Not autism but what?

Update on Mikeys trip to the Autism Discovery Institute. They say Mikey has adhd (duh) and is moderately depressed (normal for a 7 year old right?) and while things like his rigidity and argumentative nature is an asd trait, they don't feel that he has asd. They are supposed to talk to his teacher from last year to see if they can get more insight and then I will go back to get the final report but they didn't give me any more to work on than what I already knew. Oh and they said Mikey won't even try to do something that he thinks may be hard. I've heard that about Dani since she was 4. So I've used up close to 12 hours of pto between the three appointments and I still have no answer. And that's the update.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Child slave labor :(

Came home. Got yelled at by Mikey "home shouldn't be slave time!" - asked him to clean his room - now he's screaming at me some more. Couldn't even get out of my work clothes before some kid in "job training" was knocking at the door asking for money. Dinner needs to be made. Kids need to be taken care of. Having a day where I wish Calgon would take me away.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

It's fun to stay at the....

Yesterday was Mikeys last day at the Ymca. The counselors were sad that they wouldn't get to see him again. The counselors actually looked forward to having him in their group. Several of them took time to tell me how much they love his crazy little personality. What a difference between that and last summer.... It's so nice to see people who appreciate my sweet boy.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Mikey's way of thinking

Random guy starts a conversation with Mikey. Asks him if a brick and a half weigh 6 pounds how much does a brick weigh. Mikey is uninterested and throws out a few guesses before getting to 4. The guy starts to explain to Mikey how to calculate it and Mikey says "I don't like your way. I'd rather just put it on a scale." can't make this stuff up.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

You get what you get and you don't throw a fit. Unless you are Mikey

Mikey has no appetite when he takes his med. Today he forgot his meds. He ate his lunch by 10 am. At noon I got a call from his aide letting me know he was hungry. He told her that his brother could bring him food. I said I would see. I then hear Mikey in the back ground "And tell him to bring me a grilled cheese sandwich - the kind that's fried in mayonnaise". I told him if his brother was nice enough to bring him food he would eat whatever he got..... Just another day.