Today was a snow day, pansy Arkansans! After yesterday, I was ready to throw in the towel. Freddy was more than happy to allow me to help ...

Re-baby Update

Today was a snow day, pansy Arkansans!

After yesterday, I was ready to throw in the towel. Freddy was more than happy to allow me to help him with everything, no matter how simple. It is tiring, but it's helping me realize how much responsibility we've given him. I was very disturbed this morning when I ended up actually feeding him his Kix at the breakfast table. Jason was pretty amused with his "I told you so" face on. Then lunch came, and when Freddy was ready to get down I told him I'd be right there to help him. Before I could get to him, he had scooted his chair out and I rushed over to find him scrambling down out of his chair telling me, "I did it myself Momma." I smiled and looked at Jason who wasn't paying attention. Then I told him I'd meet him at the potty to help him get ready for nap. When I got there he was turning on the bathroom light and quickly moved his step stool to the potty and when I asked, "Freddy, do you need help getting up on the potty?" He said, "No, Momma, I can do it by myself wif my stoo." He also just went down for a nap, his first time in almost a week with no fit! Woo hoo! Maybe this will work after all. Oh, and Candice asked if I was basically just using reverse psychology. To some degree, yes. But, I think this is also a very basic way for him to feel nurtured and something he needs because he sees me do everything for Addie. He's not at a place yet, I don't think, to where he understands that I can nurture and spend quality time with him in different ways than I do Addie. That will be next!

1 comments:

ainmemphis said...

yay for a successful day!! Way to go momma!