Is a day of drudgery! We have to take data for a set of tests so we are basically indoor all day and I am hanging out with R all day. Though R is angelic and patient throughout towards the 8th hour he has had enough
Another madly busy day. We have a great team meeting with his ABA therapists and speechie. Its really clear how much they all care for R. One of the best things in this road is the number of truly nice people we have met.
His program is being totally changed which is good but will also be challenging.
He keeps giving me his speechies name from the PECS and says . “Come” and then hands me her PECS.( “Come” is a new word as he has learned to say K on Thursday so he keeps finding reasons to say it ) and also wants to practice more as he keeps giving me her name on the PECS. .
We go to toys r us in the afternoon – he makes long elaborate train and does not protest when two girls come in and break his train – he just moves to the side and starts building a new one – my chest feels like it will burst with pride.
Parents dream about lots of things- a sweet and well mannered child is my dream. I tell him he is a dream come true several times a day and it’s the truth.
He is mad for numbers once again and will count in his bathtub everyday with his foam numbers. The funny thing I noticed is that he starts the next day with where he left off the last day. And again he always stuns me by taking one look at the huge mess of numbers and knowing what is missing .
The afternoon is cooking for the week – DH chops a massive amount of veggies and chicken – which I then cook for the week . And the evening is playing with R and then us doing two rounds of laundry
I am dead tired but cannot sleep AT ALL – I know not why though tomorrow is a busy day at work. I notice amusedly that R is having a nightmare – the kid dreams about numbers - and yells out “Eight”.
I pat his chest and say “Of course its 8 “ This soothes him and he falls back to sleep again.
Because I did not sleep at all last night I am dead exhausted in the evening but as soon as I am home, DH demands snacks and R demands Wii . I get DH some cookies and nuts .
And R and I we exercise on the Wii ( basically R chooses the exercises for me and I do them ) . This is great speech practice for R as I make him say whatever he wants me to do . So he has to say words like Quit ( kuh-i-tuh) of Start ( Stit) etc .
Then we run outside and jump on the trampoline for 30 minutes. For whatever reason the weather is marvelous and we have a great time. Then we swing for a while and R starts to nod off .
I do his dinner and all the Wonderpets and Backyardigans drink Sprite-water with him ( Yayyy ).I give him a bath and do his sleep routine and actually go to sleep at 9 by the time he does. It seems only a minute has passed but DH is tapping my shoulder to wake up as the alarm has gone off.
I see Julie’s post on homeschooling lessons which inspires me. So I decide to teach R the concepts of opposites this weekend. Luckily I happen to see him later on the computer doing opposites on starfall – flawlessly !!!!
Its so hard to figure out what he knows and what he does not know
We go to the eye doctor. His power has not changed all that much
"Luckily I happen to see him later on the computer doing opposites on starfall – flawlessly !!!!
Its so hard to figure out what he knows and what he does not know"
I know exactly what you're talking about!!!! O wouldn't/couldn't do memory games with the matching cards on the floor. I tried and tried. Knew it was important and just kept trying. I watched dh and O do it perfectly on the computer. I think because we took away the distraction of the physical objects (the cards), the concept jumped out at her.
You know Jos - I think you hit the nail on the head
But I also think our kiddos are wired to get technology better than we were
"I notice amusedly that R is having a nightmare – the kid dreams about numbers - and yells out “Eight”. I pat his chest and say “Of course its 8 “ This soothes him and he falls back to sleep again."
I LOVE this!! :)
I also thought it was too cute that he dreams about numbers. I love that you even make exercise a learning experience with him!
I kwym about being hard to figure out what he knows and what he doesn't know. Sometimes Bitty will totally surprise us with something we had no idea he knew how to do.
So sweet about the numbers... my older boys used to be very into numbers and Cuddlebug especially talked about numbers like they were old friends :). I remember him telling me once that the three was leaving and he was going to have "a four head" right before his fourth birthday. When he turned 5, he told me there was a five in his tummy.
I so enjoy reading about what you do with R. "Its so hard to figure out what he knows and what he does not know"...that is probably my biggest challenge in homeschooling!! I loved how he's been practicing his K's and when you wrote about your heart swelling with pride- mine did too. What a good boy! =)
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