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The Brain Dump

Posted Nov 03 2009 10:01pm

Nothing in my brain is really connected right now, so this post may not make much sense. But I wanted to at least keep people up to date with the main stuff.

First of all, I’m so irritated with myself that I haven’t downloaded the pictures from Trick or Treat or the school Halloween party. Michael ended up going as a bottle of mustard, which was so cute, especially since yellow is his favorite color.

I also keep forgetting to take the camera with me to swim class, but he has made so much progress in the few weeks since he started. He is willing to try everything in the water and actually like floating on his back in the T-position the best (which freaked him out at the beginning). He is putting his face in and doing scoops and “diving for rings” in the 2 foot area. The only thing he is scared to try is jumping in the pool. The instructor has told him that he has to do it next week, and that he will help him. I am talking to him about it every day to encourage him about how good he will feel once he has done it.

Today was a whirlwind. There was no school today, so Bob took off work to stay home with Michael. I went into work early, and then we all met at the psychologist’s office to share the new school behavior plan with her and talk about how things are going in the playgroup and at home. Then I went back to work until it was time to go to school for the Parent-Teacher conference.

I had a great meeting with his teacher and case manager (the learning support teacher). His academics are great, and they are seeing a decrease in the yelling and an increase in him recognizing when he needs a break. We have what I think is a great behavior plan that is starting tomorrow, and we will also have a new TSS starting tomorrow.

When I got home from the conference, the BSC and the new TSS were at the house. It was great to meet her, and we are all very optimistic about how this will work out. Now we are getting ready to go out to a new support group meeting for Asperger’s/PDD-NOS/HFA. I’m not sure what it will be like, but I thought it was worth checking out.

So a very busy day – but I feel good about everything. I don’t really have a to do list put together right now, so I need to go through my pile of stuff and sort out what’s left to take care of. That’s my plan for tomorrow after work, and that’s about as far ahead as I can think right now! :)

This post was written for Steady Mom’s 30-Minute Blog Challenge. To see some actual to do lists by people who are really getting things done, check out Crazy Adventures in Parenting’s To-Do Tuesday.

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