We woke up this morning thinking it was going to be a fairly good day. The Boy woke up in a good mood. He had wet the bed, but he came out to ask for help getting changed and wanting his iPod. All seemed well.
For a few moments.
Then everything fell apart and the Boy began to hit, kick, yell and attack Hubby. Yup, we were having a mini meltdown. Not a full blown meltdown mind you. He would come in and out of control with sudden spurts of aggression. It was obvious that it was some communication issue. Some frustration in his mind where we weren’t listening to him.
The problem was that he wasn’t talking. He wasn’t talking with a voice, with sign, with iPad, with anything that we could understand. So until he was able to switch from ‘anger’ to ‘communication’ mode – there was nothing that we would be able to do.
Thankfully he was maintaining control enough that when I redirected him a few times he was able to start using his mannerisms to try and communicate with us. He wanted to go outside. Maybe a car ride. Well, Hubby gave it a shot and that is where he is as I write. I’d imagine he decided to take him someplace quiet where the Boy can enjoy himself for a while, away from the noise of the house.
Mini meltdown diffused. Nothing was broken, no one is hurt. It is Sunday morning – I am sure it is going to be a GOOD day. I won’t let a mini meltdown ruin my day. I won’t let it make me feel defeated. I am an Autism Mom and I will trudge through whatever is thrown at me and I will push on. I will grab my Present Time blend Essential oil, a HUGE amount of coffee and hug my children.
I will not give up.