The day started great and ended fantastic. Today was what we might consider a ‘typical’ families day, or at least what we imagine might be ‘typical’. All those windows we keep peering in that never looked like ours, now, at least for today, you could look in our window and see what looks very much like a ‘typical’ family going about their business.
Today my husband took our son and daughter to church and Sunday school. Typically a difficult if not impossible task for our son, and one that is often left undone. Today he went, dressed and ontime to Sunday school. Apparently he did take the time, as he does, at the end to let the teacher know that the lesson was ‘borrrring’ and he didn’t think he would come back, but-none the-less he headed into church and sat (while playing Lego) through the service. A quick break to come home, then off to the movies to watch Rango. Apparently that went well too as he sat through the movie and had a great time.
Back home for an hour or two of decompression and a shower and then an unusual night guaranteed to throw him off (normally) as we had to go back out at supper time to visit his Uncle who just got into town. Again, no stress, no fights, no distress, just a boy, his new puppy and his ever present DS.
There are so many parts of this day that typically would run riot, too many transitions, too much stuff he dislikes with a passion, too much stimulation, too many loud noises – particularly the band at church, just too many distractions, too many chances for dysregulation in every single part of the day. However, it seems that none of the ‘usual’ stuff was a problem today.
In the end we came home, kids went to bed no problem, and my husband chose to lay with B for a while and he fell asleep, all done by 9PM.
I think I see a light, a faint dim light, but a light…