I am sorry for those of you that were getting used to my daily blog posts for Deeds. We are being blessed with a lot of challenges and hard trials right now and rather than blog about them and cry I have kept quiet. Sometimes silence is the best option. Last post was such a positive one I thought I’d leave it up for a while. I got an email from someone who reads the blog asking how school was going for Deeds so I thought I’d better suck it up and update for you all.
Deeds loved his first week in school. We went for a parent training last night and got to meet his teacher and some of the aids in the class and they all adore him. There is something about our little man. He just melts people’s hearts. I am so blessed to be his mom and I know his dad feels the same way. Does it hurt when mommy could sure use a hug and he yells at me, yes… but I adore him all the same for the times he will let me hug him.
He is adjusting to no more naps and being gone all day fairly well. Tonight was the first big meltdown we have had this week and it lasted quite a while. At one point he was screaming so loud even Gwen was crying because it scared her and Magpie wouldn’t go near him. I’m sure it was hurting her ears. I know it was killing mine. Jeremy and I traded off taking care of him and Gwen. Finally after trying everything (including having to hold him down for a second because I was afraid he would hurt himself) I told him we could color in a new alphabet book I had for him if he calmed down. It worked like MAGIC. The book is one I got for the airplane that he had no interest in at the time. It is just a preschool workbook and tonight we sat together and worked in it for two hours! It’s now back away waiting for the next time we need to stop a meltdown.
I am so happy he is going to this school. The opportunity for us to go learn last night and him to be with such wonderful people when he isn’t with us is a tremendous blessing right now and sometimes you need to look for and cherish blessings.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. ~Ecclesiastes