If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
Things were going okay last night. Ben was in a good mood, and he was eating his pizza, and watching his tablet. Then around 5:15pm a switched flipped, and so did Ben.
It was still okay-ish at first. He was using a big rock to bust up some of the outside chalk. That wasn’t good enough apparently, so he moved to the stucco wall. He’s already done SO much damage to that wall, and it’s not even part of our property, it’s a garage for the houses that hold the doctor’s office. It took a long time to get him away from there. I was taking pictures of sunset and talking to him.
He started madly sweeping all the scattered, outside chalk after leaving the wall. It was around 5:30pm and I ran his bath, knowing it was going to take a while to get him into it.
Bath was finally accomplished, but he didn’t want to get out. We finally got him out around 6:10pm. He took off running outside with him bathrobe only across his shoulders. I went after him, and brought him back in. He’d wanted a stick he’s been pretending is a cane. Fine! Sure! Whatever!
After I got him inside, he ran back out again, straight to the gate, completely naked this time. He started moving the stuff that blocks it before I got to him. I was able to get him back inside again, he was acting like it was a big game. I got him dressed and was still trying to get everything set so we could Drive Miss Daisy, while Ben was doing ALL the things he knows will upset me and Daughter.
We finally got in the car at 6:20pm. Yeah, all that stuff (and more) happened during a ten minute time frame. Ben screamed at us the entire drive to the hospital. He wanted the radio to “play megamind I’m bad”. He wanted the Despicable Me version of the Michael Jackson song, and he wanted the car radio to play it… on demand.
We got Daughter to work, and drove home. He was finally calming down… the meds he’d taken over an hour previously were helping. I got The Boys settled, and texted Daughter.
Stuff, Things, food, pill and konked around 11:30pm. I woke several times, but drifted right back off. I woke for good sometime before 6am. I stayed in bed, not wanting to start the day, until the 6am alarm went off, and made me start the day.
I let Zeus out, and went to look at the sky. Totally overcast. I took a few pictures and went to see the Dragons… first coffee, then Sven.
I took Ben’s meds into him at 6:30am, and told him he could stay in bed for a little while but we had to pick up his Mama from work. He got up about fifteen minutes later. We left to get Daughter, on time, with no problems.
She’d had another rough shift. She was on her feet for most of the twelve hours she worked, just a really busy night. Then, the cherry on top, someone stole her water bottle. She’d left it in the breakroom, and someone took it. It wasn’t even one of the super cool ones. People are just horrible!
We got home, Zeus wiggle-whined all over the place with a toy in his mouth, we got past him, and Daughter went to change clothes and grab her stuff for Couch Sittin so I could go walk.
Today’s walk took thirty-eight minutes because I stopped to take a lot of pictures.
Ben was hanging out in my room when I got back. I changed into my sloppies and settled on the bed with him. He went out to use the baño, and decided to stay in the living room. When I went to get more coffee, Daughter said she was ready for me to take over Couch Sittin Duty, so I did.
Ben and I hung out on the couch until noon-ish, with me fetching sodas, or more Blue Ramen. Poor Ben had another attack of that mysterious “legs won’t work” malady. When he’d recovered the use of his legs… a miracle! Praise The Flying Spaghetti Monster… he requested new chalk, which I provided, and moved to the floor to do his thang.
Ben did his chalk thang, with occasional snack breaks on the couch with me, through his 12:30pm med, and his 2:30pm meds. I deepened the dent in the chaise section of the couch, and worked through my WP reader. Zeus hung out on the couch with me, and Sven occasionally moved spots. Very exciting stuff!
I heard Daughter making “waking up” noises at 2pm, but wasn’t surprised that she didn’t get up until after 2:30pm. She came out to take over Couch Sittin Duty around 2:45pm. I got more coffee then headed to my room for some Horizontal Time. Ben stayed with Daughter and continued with his chalk.
No Driving Miss Daisy tonight, so no PreGame Show. I’m hoping without that stress, Ben will keep his chill. Last night was NOT fun! Sunset prospects are unclear. It’s been “mostly cloudy”, in Guesser-speak, today. It might be brilliant or it might be a bust.
I really like this band. I’ve played their music before. Anyone else a fan?
Things got out of control last night, but I think the stress of Driving Miss Daisy was felt, and Daughter’s dread of what work would be like was felt too. Ben is very sensitive to moods, and Daughter “broadcasts” how she’s feeling. Hopefully without the extra stress, the mellow, groovy day will segue right into a peaceful night. It’s GLYSB Eve, so tomorrow’s agenda is all about the Happy Dancing (7:30am PST if you’d like to join me) after waving goodbye to that bus! Then, blissful quiet, followed by who knows?! I never know…