Wednesday, October 19, 2011

At the risk of repeating myself...

Our visit last weekend was fantabulous! I fear this "smoothness" will disappear once he is home. Right now, he's got a carrot dangling...if your visit in the RTC house goes well, your next one can be outside, without such close supervision....If your outside visit goes well, then next time, you can go off campus with your family...if your off campus visit goes well, next time, you can have an overnight visit....

What happens when it's just us without a next level to work for? Oh, I hate that I project and have trouble appreciating the here and now.

We did have a great visit except for the last hour when he was already making sad noises about the ending of it. We ate out, went to WalM@rt, T@rget, H@stings, Tr@ctor Supply, bowling, visited the big Sam Houston statue and got sundaes and Route 44's at Son!c. All of this in about five hours.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Stealing Thieving Robbing "Borrowing"

In a good way that is. And I'm the thief.... Lynne wrote something that hit so true to the sweet spot that I am compelled to share.

It's been a while since I've hijacked a link so hope this works. Someone said to me that they thought my son was "doing his behaviors on purpose" to avoid living at home and being able to live in a psych hospital or an RTC. WTF? So, he's acting crazy on purpose to be able to live in a lockdown or the RTC where he is...away from his family....without the freedoms other kids his age enjoy. Well, if that ain't crazy, I don't know what is.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Paddlin' Along...

Not much to to take my boy OUT (gasp) on our own as if we were adults in charge both Saturday and Sunday. Felt great. This video is sideways, I know, and it is LOUD! Cockatoo at the RTC where Alex is.