though i'm not feeling it.Here is the week i'm having. As my friend says, (some of it) is "rich people's problems" (and she's in missions; by her definition EVERYONE in this country is rich.)
|All the RED indicates changes made this week!|
The New PantsMax needs new pants. Boom & i took him to WalMart. Max said he wanted sweats, not jeans.
There were 3 elastic-waist pants in his size, maybe, which turned out to NOT be sweats, and one sweats a size smaller.
Max agreed to try them on, then, after we made arrangements with the lady in charge, decided not to after all.
But he still wanted pants.
i didn't want to buy pants that i wasn't sure were going to fit, but the guys agreed to try them on when we got home, so i agreed to one pair.
But Max wasn't ready to go. i told him "No movie," but he still insisted on gong to the back of the store.
Boom & i were ready to go, but you can't wrestle someone like Max in the store. We went with him.
He wanted a toy Diesel 10,
So, to the checkout at last. Yes, with Diesel 10.
But at home, the pants didn't fit. So i went to return them. Guess what - i had pants and receipt, but Max had removed the tags. The clerk kindly took them, but warned me to not expect that.
So, another day for new pants. . . .
The CallWhile we were finding the pants, my phone rang.
When i turned in Max's new Medicaid paperwork last week, i was told to expect 2-3 weeks for a call. This was less than one week.
So, today, in an already too-full week, i added possibly the most stressful appointment of all.
It didn't seem like something that could wait.
A New Way of CommunicatingMax communicates well with writing, better than speaking. Over the weekend i bought a whiteboard like our Institutional Speech Therapist uses, and have been uses & have been using it with him. He doesn't really write himself on it, at least conversationally, but he'll make the offered choices & indicate understanding, like with our paper scraps we'd been using. It's not a dollar store board - been there, done that, not worth the cost - but it seems to be working well so far. (The dollar store board won't erase. This one, i think he'll go through pens very quickly, but we can write on & erase it easily.)
Additioni forgot to tell you how proud i was of Max for telling us he wanted the hanger that was with those darn pants. Mind you, i hate those clippie hangers, but he made it plain he wanted it, so into the bag it went.
It also got returned with the pants.