So the dreaded flu hit G like a ton of bricks last Wed night. Vomiting, fever and body aches. We immediately went to the Pediatrician. So thankful for Zofran. They gave him a pill first but he was so sick he vomited as soon as he ate it. So they gave him a shot. Which totally stunk especially since I told him he wouldn’t need one. We have never had zofran before so I didn’t know. Anyway we all four got on Tamiflu immediately. Poor G relapses as usual but now he is fine and finally both boys are back in school today. The bad thing is that there is still alot of crud going around. Including another strain of flu. There is supposedly three different ones and some people are getting sick more than once. So scary for us. As much as we are trying to be careful but also live life it’s still difficult. This would definitely be a case for saying we should homeschool but ultimately that isn’t whats best for our family. I believe it really does take a village to raise kids but especially so with special needs kids. As of right now both of our boys get bored when they are home too much. They love people and getting out and doing stuff.
Today I am hopeful to get a few things done. Take advantage of being out of the house and catching up on things I might have on hold.
Lets talk about kids youtube. I told you all I would explain why B no longer has this app on his ipad. First of all he started to retreat into what we call the blackhole that is youtube. It is so easy to just drown in all of the information and different types of things to watch. Its instant overstimulation that certain videos can cause that lead to behaviors. He had become completely absorbed and no longer came out of his room unless he wanted something. So we compromised with Netflix and Amazon Prime as well as some kids channels like Nick Jr. ultimately his first choice is Netflix. Sometimes he still finds videos that overstimulate but not very often. He is really social again and wants to play and go outside. So we reeled him back in by taking it off. Plus giving him an alternative keeps him from being mad at his brother because G still has it on his ipad. G can handle it. He doesn’t spend all his time playing games or watching youtube. He is very balanced when it comes to those things.
Now it is Wednesday and I just finished pedis and lunch with a friend. I haven’t been out of the house for anything fun in over a month. Except I did get my hair done which always makes me feel great. A few weeks ago in my exhaustion I opted to wake up 15 mins late. I never hit snooze. Also needed a shower but instead threw on sweats. Now most of you are going to think “So what I do that all the time”. Well my friends I don’t and here is why. That day of no shower and sweats I was a hot mess all day. I was just off my game completely. I thought to myself this is what my kids feel like when something is out of there routine. So funny!!! But a few years ago I decided that my goal was to always have it together first thing in the morning. Meaning shower, makeup and a cute outfit. May seem like a shallow goal to some but its kind of like making my bed in the morning. It just makes me feel good. Happy and focused because I don’t feel like I look so tired as well as I feel like actually doing things. I realized my entire attitude was different just by doing those 3 things. You wouldn’t think such a small thing would do so much but if I want to be on my game then not hitting the snooze is a must.
Thank you all for sharing our life.