Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tis The Season For RAD Melt Downs Fa la la la la-la la la la
Today is our Gotcha Day. 10 years ago today our boys moved in. I know many families celebrate their Gotcha Day forever. We did the first few years. We decided eventually that we are just a family. They came in by adoption. We may be a quirky one, but just a family. If you celebrate your Gotcha Day I think it is great. Everyone has to do what is right for them. ANYWAY, are you getting the holiday melt downs? We are. The attitudes are kicking it into high gear. All we can do is try to maintain consistency, keep the schedules as close to the same as possible, the food the same, tons of reassurance, lots of snuggles (if they allow it, otherwise touch how you can) and take care of ourselves. That is absolutely essential. Moms of kids with RAD need to get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, exercise when possible and take time for yourself. My treat today is going to class early and doing some Christmas shopping. I will probably stop for some yummy holiday flavored latte....eggnog maybe. Maybe the song should be "Tis the season to take care of mom fa la la la la-la la la la." The better care you take care of yourself the better you will be able to deal with the melt downs. I have seen the difference in myself when I do and when I don't. I have seen it in friends. Just Do It! (Nike swish goes here).