If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
Ben was having an ADHD or Autism, or combo, OR just a BEN night! He dumped his chalk, he dumped dominoes, he was looking for his box of alphabet letters, he was playing with his gears, the big plastic ones and the small metal ones… he was outside, he was in my room, he was in the kitchen… closing windows and doors, turning lights off or on… just a SpazmaTaz of motion and mess! He seemed unable to stop to eat until after his meds… even then, he wasn’t eating, he was goofing with stuff. At 6:15pm I ran his bath, then he decided he was hungry. At 6:45 Daughter came and got him and practically had to throw him in the tub, he was distracted by everything. Daughter washed him real quick and he was ready to get out. Bedtime was more repeating, prompting and distractions… but finally accomplished.
I had taken all the pretties and cleaned up all the messes when Daughter came and got him…
Then it was Things and Stuff… I scheduled a WallyWorld pickup for Wednesday afternoon between 3pm-4pm. They didn’t have any morning slots available and I didn’t want to actually GO grocery shopping. It seems like I’m at the grocery store or the market every day.
Anyway, I did email and WP and other Stuff, ate soup (yes, Daughter made the soup) and took my pill around 10:45pm. I was asleep before midnight. WOOT WOOT!
I heard Ben get up around 6am, but Daughter was awake already (I was shocked too) so she called him into her room. Zeus, of course came straight to my room to sniff my ear. I was awake, listening, wondering if Ben was going to stay with Daughter or come Bounce me. He ended up staying with her until he’d stolen her body heat, then made her go to the living room.
I got up, started the Coffee Dragon, made my pit stop and went to say Good Morning to my avian friends. Seagull did a very high, circling fly-by and landed at the 7-11 across the street on the corner. I said hello and took a few pictures, but the quality is crap. My phone camera only goes to four times magnification and the quality isn’t good. I can’t wait until I have a real camera.
A regular Casa Cuckoo morning followed. At 8:55am I took over Couch Sittin Duty so Daughter could go to her room and Zoom with Ben’s med doctor. No changes. Thirty minutes later Daughter was back on Duty and I was Horizontal again.
Ben followed me into my room. After much wiggling and bedquaking, he was comfortable with his tablet and ready to give Royal Commands. First command was Pink Cookies, then came the opening of the soda. When he was really settled with tablet, cookies and soda, I went to clean up the abandoned chalk area in the kitchen walkway. I’d nearly fallen trying to step over and around the mess when I got the cookies.
I’d been in the middle of an email when HRH made his demands, so I finished that, after cleaning. Then I realized that it was 10am and went to uncover Sven. I got him fresh green and topped them with the blueberries and the same three worms, then moved him a bit closer to his dish. I was all set to paparazzi him, but he didn’t move except to Glare. I waited a minute or two, just to see if he was seriously not going to eat, and he kept Glaring… so I told him he was disappointing his fans… more Glaring.
Around 11:00am Daughter ordered a delivery from the Golden Arches. I got fries, and a burger for later. I ate all the fries and, again, did NOT go into a Food Coma. (Keanu?…) Ben ate some of his nuggets but wasnt really hungry. Or he was full from eating the frosting off the Pink Cookies.
He hung out in my room until 2:30pm. The alarm for his 2:30 meds went off, I gave him the meds, then he headed for the dirt hole. His tablet was down to 32% battery… it needed a charging break anyway. I was all caught up on my Reader and texting with a friend, waiting for WallyWorld to let me know my shtuff was ready for pickup. I realized way too late that scheduling for 3pm would probably mean no Sciencey Data for the day.
WallyWorld was late filling my order, so I lagged going to pick it up… just long enough to a couple pictures for Science. I saw a seagull when I was leaving with my groceries. Probably not my gull or mate but it was cool to see one. WallyWorld is even farther east than my house. Gulls are scavengers, so they go where the food is. Lots of food gets thrown away behind grocery stores… while people go hungry. Anyway… I brought the stuff home, stopped Ben from busting the wall and got Horizontal again. We’re moving into the countdown, no dinner cooking cuz he has Happy Meal nuggets, meds at 5:45pm, bath at 6pm, bedtime after… I’ll be watching the sunset… gathering my Chi.
BE where you are, right now…
A weird morning for me. It wasn’t bad but I had a hard time getting started. It was another good day. Ben gets into stuff, makes messes, wants to bust stuff he shouldn’t… like walls… but all kids do stuff they shouldn’t. Tomorrow should be a repeat of today. Without WallyWorld. ¡Hasta mañana!