I think Sarah had too big of a lunch to want to stand in her sunbeam. Today she was happy just lying in it:) I love this picture of her. She is so precious
I just love this girl and everything that she does, even poopy diapers. She laughs every time I change her and sometimes it is hard to get her clothes back on right but I love how happy she is, no fear, just complete trust and love. She was fearful when we first began changing her, I think she expected to be hit for soiling herself. (from what some other children adopted from there told us) Now she knows she has no fear of punishment so she is just happy all the time. The only thing Sarah is fearful of is the vacuum cleaner, we have to move her from room to room & shut the doors while we clean (don't' worry that doesn't happen too often LOL) She loves to have her hair blown dry, as long as I start on the low setting first. She is just so sweet, what a blessing to be her mom!
Sam has just been doing amazingly on his strict schedule. He literally has quit biting his fingers and they've almost healed up. Last night he was able to sit beside me contently while I watched tv without getting hyper or going crazy having me rub his back for an hour. Today at the restaurant, he was able to wait for his food, without getting upset. This has worked better than anything ever!!!! We work on keeping to the schedule as close as possible and it is so worth it. Those two years that we had so many eye drops (44 a day) I had him on a crazy tight schedule and things were really good with him. Then since then, he's always been on some type of schedule but the past two years.....well....I'd get into a habit for awhile of doing things one way but then something would change it. But now I'm determined not to let anything change his schedule. I had stopped giving him daily naps, one reason was the teachers who come after 3 pm and the other was having to pick up Shad from school. So some days were more structured than others. But that was no good for him, he craves structure. I fully understand that now.
I let the school know, and of course I was asked to CHANGE his schedule. LOL.....so I met with a behavioral therapist who told me to put him back on a schedule...but OOPS don't put him on one that would work for HIM...but rather work for the teachers. The beauty of IEP (Individualized Education Plan- only the individualization is for the teachers not the students IMO) I'd always resisted having teachers come after 3 pm because I felt it upset his schedule plus it is winding down time at our house, getting supper, clothes ready for the next day etc.....
Sam is on homebound services and some teachers who do homebound only do it for extra money AFTER they finish teaching for the day so you have a tired teacher and a tired child....not good. As you can tell, nothing is for the comfort of the child, but rather the teacher or the school schedule. Can you tell that I'm just a tiny bit sarcastic about all of this?
Well it's Sunday night and we are gearing up for a busy week of teachers, therapists, doctor appointments and school. Hope you had a good weekend and will have a good week.