Today has been a BIG day at our house
First off today is my littlest little girls first birthday It is so bittersweet. She is my last baby and she is growing up so fast! She will be walking any day now!
Also today was my son's first dentist appointment. It was so hard. His behavioral therapist came this morning to help me get him ready and out the door. Of course even with her here he self harmed himself to the point of giving himself a massive bruised goose egg on the back of his head and fresh scratches on his neck. Good news is that he doesn't have any cavities and didn't physically hurt anyone while we were there. Having to pin him down in the middle of the waiting room while he was screaming and self harming wasn't so great. It is hard when a room full of strangers are looking and judging your child and your parenting without knowing the full situation. I just wanted to scream "He is autistic and in a new place, with new people looking at him, talking to him and touching him. Give us both a break and turn away!" Please please PLEASE if you see a child having a meltdown in public take a second before you start judging the parent or child and consider that the child may not be in control of themselves at that second and that the parent is doing their best to keep the child and YOU safe. I managed to get him and his stuff out to the car in the 4inches of snow alone while he was screaming and flailing. My arms were so weak by the time I got him to the car I seriously didn't know if I could physically man handle him into his car seat restraints. He is getting so big and so strong. I honestly am scared that I won't be able to safely man handle him much longer. One of us is going to get hurt
We are now totally snowed in with about 10inches of snow out there and it is still coming down. My husband got the night off because of the snow so that is great My son's Occupational therapist has already cancelled for tomorrow and I am assuming his behavioral therapist will as well. We are tucked in to our warm home and not going anywhere till it thaws out a bit out there