Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Another bad day...

Today was a no good, very bad day for Andy.

When I picked him up from the bus stop, he was a crying mess because he fell down while running off the bus. To make things worse, his shirt was all buttoned incorrectly because he apparently thought it was appropriate to unbutton it while at school today, and then obviously had a difficult time putting it back on.

It seems like we've hit a brick wall. He had been doing so well, and now we're taking several steps back.

For the third day in a row, he pulled two cards at school. One of the cards was pulled because he was up out of his chair when he wasn't supposed to be, and he "can't remember" why he pulled the other card.

He also had an argument with his "BFF" today. You see, Andy has been taking his BFF with him to OT every other week to join in the activities. Yet, today Andy promised a girl in his class that she could go next time instead. (Andy has a new crush...that's a whole OTHER story). So, apparently BFF got his feelings hurt and doesn't want to be friends anymore. Sigh.

Does it get much worse than that?

I'm not sure what the cause of this is. I hate this part of SPD...trying to figure out why things suddenly get worse after periods of "almost" normalcy.

Friday was the fall party at school, Monday was the start of Red Ribbon Week, today was pajama day...maybe all of the disruptions in his school day routine are catching up with him. Or maybe it's the crazy above normal October temperatures. Or perhaps it's because he didn't have Occupational Therapy at school this week because the OT is on her honeymoon.

Who knows! I just hope, for his sake, that things settle down again soon.


  1. Changes in weather, growth spurts, the ENTIRE months of October and April, the moon, the shifting of the tides... These are just a few of the reason my son gets "crazy" every now and again. I think that is my biggest struggle with SPD. Just when you think you've got it all handled... Hope it gets better for you soon.

  2. I was just going to say what Heather said-- growth spurts and weather changes all -- work to upset the apple cart.
    Both of you might just be overwhelmed-
    The other thing I was going to say is, sometimes my son will act out a day or two before he gets a cold. -- If that seems to be the case then we do baths with Epson Salts... or a cuddle on the couch while watching a movie.
    Hope this helps!

  3. Thanks girls...I know another calm will come soon, followed by another storm, then another calm...

    It's just so tough sometimes, and I want to help him feel better but even Mommy can't always solve all of the problems!