Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday, already?

Like every other Saturday, Puppy wakes up before me and asks, "Mom, is it time to wake up?" To which I always quickly reply, "No, it's early so go back to sleep."  But then he answers back with, "But I'm not sleepy!" And that is how our Saturdays begin.

Today has been extra special.  We had the chance to spend the day alone with only us two in the house.  Usually we have Ms. H here, she provides PCS assistance during the week and on Saturdays to guide Puppy through the chores and helps me keep my sanity by having another adult whom understands our lives. But she had been helping prepare all week for a fundraiser today and I thought that was something she had to lend her support with and we'd catch up on Monday.

We've been doing most of the same things that Puppy and I do, but because its just us two, I promise Puppy has been extra verbal and a complete chatterbox and repeating phrases all day. And I mean ALL day! I think I've finally lost my mind and can't take too much of this any longer today. Even as I'm writing this blog he is standing at the bottom of the stairs asking if we're going to grandma's for the umpteenth time in the last 30 minutes. I've heard the front door and the back door open and close so many times today that I'm probably going to have to change the worn out locks (Puppy has the habit, although a good habit, of locking the door behind him every single time he enters the house). The back door is already so bad it is difficult to turn, and I got locked out because of his "good" habit when he came indoors ahead of me.

So anyway, I'm going to step away from the computer with just enough energy to make it to the pain reliever medicine and take something for my headache.  I just hope it gives me strength to make it through the rest of the day.  Remember, I take it one day at a time, so I'm not even thinking about how wonderful tomorrow is going to be, just the two of us, again.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Monitoring the Obsession

We are still here and still trying to manage the wallet obsession as best as we can.

Puppy is substituting the missing wallet with anything else he can get his hands on.  Like paper-made wallets, or  envelopes, checkbook covers, a folded handkerchief, a pocket zippered deck of card holder, etc. However, he has not been allowed to keep any of them, and his credit cards and pictures were removed by his teacher the last time he took them to school in a paper envelope.

He is being given a point daily at school if he has good behaviors.  However, not too long ago he was busted searching my drawers and had to do the consequences that followed, sitting in the baby chair for a little over a week.  He's just now having his sixth day out of the baby chair and is back with his group in the classroom.  The threat of going back with the babies has actually worked for the better.  Anytime there is unwanted behavior just the reminder gets Puppy apologizing immediately and the unwanted behavior is not repeated (for the day, anyway).  It's a start but it is working.

I'll have a lot of catching up to do since I've been away from blogging, but I haven't been at my best health-wise, and I'm not a happy camper these days because of it.  Hopefully, I can sneak away a little more to get back to blogging, I miss it.  It's not exactly venting, but sharing our experiences helps me view things from a different perspective sometimes.  I see myself differently and remind myself to "pick my battles."