Morning Ritual

I sometimes wish I had a nanny… not because I don’t want to take care of my child- simply because I wish someone else could take care of the morning ritual. Since as far back as I can remember, getting Rylan ready to go in the mornings have been agonizing. Rylan has trouble falling asleep at night, so most mornings he is still tired and does not want to get out of bed. It is a fight to get him out of bed, then a fight to get him in the shower, and an even bigger fight to get him dressed, hair brushed, and teeth brushed. I end up having to assist him with these tasks to get anything done. Rylan doesn’t communicate his feelings to me very well, so I am not even sure how to make these things run smoother. I know he hates taking a shower and hates brushing his teeth. I can only guess it is because of his sensory issues. I think that is probably the hardest part of raising Rylan- rarely ever knowing exactly what he is thinking and feeling. I feel like there is this huge gap between us that no matter how many books I read or people’s advise I listen to, I will never be able to bridge. He is such an amazing kid, and I just wish I could learn his language. If anyone out there has any suggestions to make our morning ritual easier… Feel free to comment. 

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Muddling through

Def: to continue despite confusion and difficulties. 

This should definitely be the theme to my life. I have a 10 yr old son who has just been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Despite the recent diagnosis, I suspected this was the answer when he was six. He has always made my life both wonderful and stressful. I plan to use this blog as a means to hopefully help myself and anyone who reads it through this tough thing we call life.Image

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