You name it we have probably done it the past few weeks.
Blood work- yep did that, during a pandemic, with no restaurants open, masks on, doctors offices closed to outside people. Yep we did it. It wasn’t pretty. I had an almost 16 year old sit on my lap while I covered his eyes all the while he was wearing a mask! But we got through it. Only cost me $10. Well worth it. Should be up to date for another year atleast.
Let’s see what else have we endured. We have endured meltdowns for sure. Personalities coming and going like the wind.
The other day he wanted to watch a TV show(rare that he asks but theres a few he likes) I said ok, I go upstairs and he tells me the show… beyond scared straight. Huh? I wasn’t confused about the show because I know he likes it. I was more confused because over a month ago I set it up on his TV to watch. He watched all the episodes. I said what episode are you on buddy so I can start it. He looks at me and says number 1 I haven’t ever watched it?!?! Well alright then. I set him up and we went about our day.
We are so used to changing of personalities that mainly doesn’t even faze us anymore. But sometimes it catches me off guard. Like with the tv show, or the random middle of the night cleaning of his room(so he’s not a hoarder?!?!)
We have had a few nights of sleep walking, now back when he was little he slept walked every night, as well as night terrors. He occasionally will do it. Not often. But recently he has been, but never leaves his room, but will put towels, or paper sporadically places. Next morning has no idea why its there. Sometimes he even gets very angry.
What else is on our list.. well the normal changing of foods. This is something that is night and day. It can last weeks, sometimes months. But we usually are prepared and equipped mostly….
Well the choice of foods are the basics mostly.. chocolate fudge poptarts, lunch is a bowl of pepperoni and 2 cheesesticks, we have added pizza combos, back on pretzels, and now lays stacks cheddar ones. He threw me off the other day we made breakfast for dinner. I always make more French toast than pancakes because only Rylee eats pancakes. Well i was making his plate and he says I want pancakes, like I always have?!?! This threw me way off. Because he doesn’t ever pick pancakes, let alone plain pancakes..if he eats them its with chocolate chips.. not this time.
Sometimes when personalities change I dont notice them right off until he talks for a few minutes, asks for something off the wall, or until its too late.
The future is unknown at this point, so it doesn’t help. I think it pushes them out even more. School is a big topic everyday.. he doesn’t understand. He wants to know if always have to wear mask, if we are having open house to know where his classes are. These are questions I dont have answers for.
Some people may not agree with the choices of going back to school. I didnt make the choice lightly. He will be going back to blended(in school and remote.) It is what is best for our family, for him. His classes are already small to begin with.
As for now we will face each day like we have been. Somedays there is no answers to the questions. Somedays there are. We will do everyday like we always do.
Find your reason to smile today!
Onward and upward