Friday, November 14, 2008

Attached at the Hip

Another great day down. J has been a little antsy since it's raining outside but otherwise has done great. She's been very tired though and took a nap this afternoon. We are attached at the hip. She's goes e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. I go. She seems to be responding well to this and hasn't tried to push me away in over a week now. No fits. No meltdowns. Regular little kid stuff but not much RAD stuff going on. Oh how I love regular little kid stuff!!!!

Her announcement to me this morning, "mom, I don't need the yuckies anymore." I decided to change and I changed." Hmmmm.....

When J was cleaning out her toy box yesterday she found some unused glow sticks. (I am shocked.) So I am going to try the glow stick in the bath tub trick that I learned about from a commenter on Jillene's blog. (Just cut off the lights and throw the charged glow stick in the tub.)J's not scared of taking a bath but I thought it'd be really cool and I always love to be the "cool" mom. Heck! It sounds like enough fun that I might even try it!

We made a huge pot of mashed potatoes and put 15 packages in the freezer. So for dinner we had mashed potatoes, butter peas, creamed spinach and Old Bay sauteed shrimp. Strange combination but yum it was good! Tomorrow we're making a mushroom and sausage breakfast casserole to freeze.

10 comments:

Dinah said...

Ok, I have a tube of left over glow sticks from halloween...what do you do with them in the bathtub?

Dinah said...

Ok, I have a tube of left over glow sticks from halloween...what do you do with them in the bathtub?

Holly said...

All the cooking sounds like fun, wish I could come to dinner. Glad things continue to go well. I thought the glow stick think sounded fun too, we dug us some left from halloween and planned to do the same after seen that comment too.

Annette said...

Thanks for visiting my BLOG and voting for your favorite MESS!

I too- felt the same way about the glow stick suggestion! Loved the idea and plan to be the cool mom also.

Annette said...

Thanks for visiting my BLOG and voting for your favorite MESS!

I too- felt the same way about the glow stick suggestion! Loved the idea and plan to be the cool mom also.

Jillene said...

I am SO happy for you and J!! The glow stick idea is SO fun!! Hopefully it works tomorrow--fingers crossed!!

Thanks for voting for my mess!!

Sheri said...

Tag you're it!

Amy said...

I am so curious how you had your final breakthrough with her. I want my RAD kid to have such an amazing transformation!

Annette said...

I am happy to have you peek into my life! Although I have to say its not NORMAL! But what is normal anyway... I like to meet one person who thinks they are normal. Anyways-I am sort of crude at times and crass. I hope you can tolerate me.... It will be good for my ignorant feeble mind to get a glimpse of life with a child with R.A.D.! I can learn so much and be more understanding. I have a nephew with severe autism and its helped me recognize other children with autism. I know I have a reverent UNDERSTANDING for any situation I may observe in public regarding a special needs child. Anyways forgive my rambling I look forward to getting to know you better.

Alyssa's Mom said...

I am so happy to hear that things continue to go well.

You and J both deserve a great big WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Me