We have had a pretty uneventful summer, when you take the past school year into consideration. Our behaviours have been much better, although life has been more relaxed. He has a lot more time to do what he wants to do versus what he needs to do at school.
We have had some pretty stellar moments too! We learned that his meltdowns are fear driven
and not anger, which completely blew me away! You can read about that here.
We participated on a baseball team with NT kids and did really well, despite our lack of fine motor skills and the inability to catch. He even made a friend, which was awesome!!! We also went to the end of the year party, and while he stayed mostly to himself he did participate in a round of kickball and a water balloon fight.
We are collecting maps from the fifty states, which has been exciting!! He has beaten all the video games we own :). He has made some pretty awesome Lego creations! He also got to got to the Lego Land Discovery Center in KC! Oh and he got to see downtown KC, which he thought was Metropolis … LOL! He went tubing at the lake with his dad and cousins. And he hasn’t been in a bit of trouble at camp, till yesterday.
So what happened yesterday? Who knows. Most certainly not anyone who was there. The boys were sitting around the table at camp … talking and completely out of the blue Roo tells another boy that’s not involved in the conversation in any way shape or form that he’s going to hurt him. Umm…I am being a bit vague in the comment. It was a pretty serious threat and pretty much on target with threats he’s made in the past. However, usually he’s in fight or flight mode. Yesterday he was “joking”. It wasn’t funny! We cannot fathom for a second what caused it. He hasn’t had milk, which does cause him to have behavioral issues! He wasn’t upset or fearful. He hasn’t had a single problem all summer! We have been talking about school starting up and he did get his new school shoes the day before. Honestly, I don’t know what caused it. The cause is important so I can know how to prevent it. Needless to say, he has lost electronics for a week