We had a great day! Ben has a nasty cold (not the great part) so he missed hippo therapy (OT on horseback) and school. That meant a PJ day for all including Dave who was home with a GI bug (also not the great part). Hold on, did I say that we had a great day? Really, we did. There was no fighting, very little scolding, and positive redirection all over the place. There was even sharing! Seriously, it was like the moment I turned it back on everyone got it together. By the way, I hate that! I can't stand that grumpy old me is in charge of everyones good mood. I would like to pass that responsibility to the cat. He is always in a good mood and doesn't give a care what anyone thinks. Anyway, I was back on my game. We did art, pretend play (my throat hurts from having to maintain the chicken voice that I made up), fine motor, singing, stories and for the first time in days I managed to do all of Ben's PT for the day. I wrote an email to Ben's teacher and he dictated a story for me to share with her. And Kiera waited patiently for us to finish! I have to say, I was feeling pretty good about this little family of ours.
I know that you can't tell but that was a long pause to go help retching Ben and then try to find out why my washer just flooded the laundry room.
I stand firm. WE HAD A GREAT DAY! Now it is the nights we have to work on.