I wanted to mention this because hopefully, it’s a good sign for what the rest of the week will be like.
Elliott has been struggling with life lately. As a little boy with aspergers and significant anxiety, he’s unable to cope well with everything that has been happening within our life.
He’s still upset about Gavin not living with us right now and understandably so. His recent diagnosis of food allergies as eliminated a huge part of his diet because it contains tree nuts.
What happens is that Elliott copes with this by trying to exert as much control over his life as possible. This presents as refusal to do things like eating and even cooperating.
Lately, we have been having a really hard time getting him ready for school. He will flat out refuse to get dressed and most morning‘s results in a pretty big meltdown. As I’m sure you can imagine, this isn’t a positive way to start the day.
Having said that, today Elliott was up, dressed and cooperative.
This hasn’t happened in the last couple of weeks.
Elliott went off to school in a good mood. I’m not sure what was behind this but I’m grateful for it. I hated having to battle with any of my kids. Unfortunately, that sometimes goes along with being a parent.
However, I’m grateful beyond words that I didn’t have to do this today.
It’s been a rough weekend for everyone and this was a well deserved, peaceful start to the week. I’m really proud of Elliott for making good choices this morning.
I made sure to let him know that as well.