Friday, April 16, 2010

How's it been in YOUR house?

This last week has been worse than the one before. I didn't even realize that was possible, but it apparently is.

Andy has been extremely emotional, crying several times a day about anything and everything. He's been zoning out, retreating into his mind. He's been impulsive, aggressive, and negative.

I have had the hardest time pinpointing the cause. The only thing that is different is the weather. It's been the upper 80s for the last few weeks. We went from low 60s to upper 80s almost overnight.

Maybe he's getting too much outside play at school...

Maybe he's got spring fever...

Maybe he's nervous about the upcoming summer...

Maybe it's allergies...

I really have no idea. I just know it's getting worse as each day goes by. He's uncomfortable in his own skin, constantly fidgeting with his clothes. He's getting in trouble at school. His vocal stimming has gotten worse.

I hope he can get back in sync soon. I feel bad watching him be so uncomfortable in his world.

So, how's it been in your house the past few weeks? Anyone else having a hard time?


  1. Hi, Brandi. I'm sorry it's been rough this week, we've all been there...and sometimes it's the littlest thing setting them off...or a combination of everything! You may be right about the warmer weather (or the sudden change). We live in Hawaii so I'm constantly trying to keep my son cool or else it's Meltdown Marathon. Could your son also be feeding off of all the other kids' at school being hyped up? Hang in there:)

  2. It's been wacky at our house also... we found out that allergy meds need to be given before bed, not before school.
    Love my Spd son... but very exhausting !

  3. Changes in weather always seem to bring out the worst in my son. It's definitely been crazy. We've seen the same - vocal stimming much worse, emotional beyond belief. I don't have an answer for you on how to make it better. I only send hugs your way:)