I need a nap

While I would love to lay down and go to sleep for the night Theresa is acting as if she just had a pot of coffee. She’s a bit hyper still and it’s been a few hours since our afternoon therapy session. She’s also been wearing the crown she found in a box of toys donated to the clinic since her session. The therapist didn’t want to take it away from her so she asked if Theresa could just keep it. That was nice of her, she doesn’t like upsetting Theresa if she can avoid it.

Of course the child has been walking around like a princess long before she ever found the crown. I once had a trained therapist tell me that Theresa’s looks were going to get her way to far in life. Those big blue eyes are kind of hard to resist I must admit. The child didn’t talk for the first three years of her life so she’s a bit spoiled and used to getting what she wants without saying a word because of it.

Of course this afternoon she’s been a bit talkative. She’s been counting, pretending to read, doing the hokie pokie (however you spell that) and asking for Caillou. Once she asked for “Scooby Doo” today and I was glad for the break from Caillou even though I’ve seen all those episodes a few hundred times. Today was a school day so her cartoons were limited to one before school, one after school and a couple after therapy. She wanted to run around the clinic today but she actually said “Spectrum” when we pulled up today.

I waited what seemed like forever (3 years to be exact) for her to talk and now they’re days when I wonder if I shouldn’t have been more careful what I wished for. Her expressive speech is still massively delayed and she has trouble finding the words at times but she’ll 4 the 27th and she’s come so far I can hardly believe it.

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weekend started already

This morning we had our first Friday with just one half hour speech session! Theresa was with the group for a few minutes but she wasn’t really participating. She did however answer a question in the playroom and she even worked on pronouncing my oldest daughter’s name. She was inserting a K into the middle that doesn’t exist when you say Jasmine.

Well, I’m exhausted because of work issues so I’ll end this now. Tomorrow afternoon I hope to be able to tell everyone what a good time we had at Pancake Breakfast benefit for the local clinic.

First Day with the New Speech Schedule

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I didn’t get much work done with the change today but I did get the laundry folded and Theresa had a hot lunch. When we got home I managed to wash a load of clothes and hang them in the spare bedroom. I saw a tiny washing machine the other day it was cute but wouldn’t work for my purposes unless in an emergency.

I’m looking at the mess Theresa made in the floor as I worked today. I have to pick it all up before the vacuum can see it to keep from tearing it up. Theresa will be taking some chips and Scooby snacks to school with her in the morning.

Friday and Exhausted

It’s Friday for a few more hours anyway. We had speech and ABA this morning. Theresa was exhausted, she was up late last night. We have 8 raffle tickets left to sell. They’re going slowly, it seems that everyone is either broke or stingy.

Hubby is going to his parents tomorrow. They’re renewing their wedding vows. I don’t particularly want to go and Theresa’s had just as long a week as I have. So we’re staying home while he goes. While it may be a bit hateful to say so I do believe if they can afford tacky decorations they can afford to purchase a raffle ticket that benefits their grandchild. Of course it’s not my place to say and it’d be rather rude to point it out to them so I’ll just stay away from them.

Well, hopefully Theresa will be winding down soon and I’ll be going back to bed.