Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wow, it has been a long time!

I did not realize how long it has been since I posted. So much has happened in the past months. We had some really nasty flu, some regression after and now a leap in language.

The flu was really bad. It literally just about wiped out our month of May. After we were mostly better we had some regression with the kids. Not just in language, but many of the old Autism manifestations reared their ugly heads. I had smearing, spice dumping, water dumping, screaming and other such behaviors that I thought were history. Not so much.

I think it was a true learning experience for us. While we were ill, neither Darrin nor I gave the kids their meds. We were both just too sick and tired to care. It really showed us that what we are doing is working. We got started again and all is well if not better.

Taylor is exhibiting more and more "normal" speech and behavior. This is good and bad. It is really hard to discipline him when he runs. He laughs as he runs and therefore makes me laugh. It is a game to him, but he is much faster than a normal 3 year old that would do this. It is a good thing that I am getting in shape. I think I will be needing some athletic skill here in the near future.

Addi has ceased the screaming. It is amazing. I thought for sure that she would be screaming until she died. Her screams were blood curdling. Made the hair on the back of your neck stand up. This was not a behavior that she could have in Kindergarten. The Lord has seen fit to have mercy on me and gave us a way to rid this house and Addi of the screaming. It is called 1 2 3 Magic. I love this discipline method! It has transformed our house. I even use it on Edy. Addi responds very well. She even tries to use it on Connor. Very cute.

Things are improving here. The Lord has given us a rest from the hard road. I don't know how long the rest will be, but I will enjoy it while it is here. This is the first summer that I have truly enjoyed being home with the kids. They are so much fun right now.


Margaret said...

I'm so glad you finally updated. I seriously have loved getting to know your kids better. They are wonderful!

Heather L. said...

I'm so glad you are having a little breather right now. I hope it lasts for awhile. :) That's so exciting about Addi