St Gabriel Windows

St Gabriel Windows
Photocopy c. 2013 Jamie Laubacher

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer days make me feel fine…



Some beautiful smiles here…….my dear little son and his only sister! True Love!

We are off to swimming lessons again this morning, this marks the third day in a row for Mark.  Yes, he’s been swimming before, his father has shown him all these years.  But now we decided to try some formal instruction at our local pool. The lessons have been so gentle and caring for him, the young ladies conducting the lessons through our YMCA have been very good with Mark. The classes are very small, so he isn’t lost in a crowd with too much action going on.  He has had some stubborn behaviors and sensory issues due to his autism, but overall it’s been a good week so far.

Tomorrow Mark will have a very big long day….It will definitely be uncomfortable for me!  I will probably be a nervous wreck all day…Mark will be going with his big brother to eat out first (with a friend of Mark’s who turns 8 yrs old), then they will be going to the Cars 2 movie at a small mall, small theater, that isn’t too much in your face.  I hope my oldest son is ready to deal with some of the issues – he thinks he knows it all (you know)…I’ve talked with him, and he seems to want to really do this with Mark, so I’m giving them permission.  I’m going to have to tell him that at any time Mark needs to come home, he’s going to have to bring him.  He has to remember that Mark can only take so much – he will have been swimming that morning, then eating out, then the high sensory movie….then the drive home…Then I won’t even be here when he arrives home!  I’ll be at a dinner at our church for our teachers.  Grandma will be here, and she is a gem of a helper with the children, she will have been dealing with Michael’s anxiety as I leave with my husband to the dinner…..So to say I will be a bit stressed tomorrow….wow, I’m starting my relaxation breathing NOW!  lol!

Wish US luck! 


Christine said...

Good luck! :)

Home School Mom: Denise said...

So far, so good. I have to be leaving soon to go to a dinner at our parish and my son with OCD/anxiety is already starting to fret :( Oh my. Sometimes I think I'm the one that needs medication and therapy! lol!