I almost killed my husband yesterday and I'm pretty sure it would have been justified. He had a meeting out-of-town yesterday morning but was supposed to be home in time to me DS' bus at 1p. Well, I get a phone call at 1:45p from transportation telling me no one is coming out to meet the bus. I tried calling DH's cell but no answer. I called my parents and no answer. Called my mom's cell and no answer. Called daycare and she said she could meet the bus but it might be a bit because she had to load all the kids in the car. Called my dad's cell and he answered and said they'd go meet the bus. Called daycare back and told her never mind which was good since she had realized her husband had the SUV. DH called later and said his meeting had been rescheduled from 9a to 11:30a and he'd forgotten all about DS' bus. How do you forget your own son? He said he didn't remember until he got home and noticed I'd left a message on his phone. Then he didn't want to drive and pick up DS because he's been driving all day. It was his fault DS was at grandma's. Luckily, I didn't have to press that point because my mom dropped DS off later.View Thread
Any suggestions to prevent bloody noses? I'm not talking about ones caused by injury but the ones that happen out of nowhere. He had one Monday at daycare and Tuesday at school (one of his teachers called yesterday evening and told me).
I've had people suggest vasaline in his nose or a humidifier at night. I did the humidifier last night and will keep that up so we'll see.View Thread
Get a baby-sitter. I'm serious. I've heard of parents hiring a neighborhood teen who may be too young to babysit on their own to entertain the kids while the parent gets stuff done around the house.View Thread
DS started summer school today. He got on the bus at our house and I met the bus at his school. I wanted to meet his teachers and see where his classroom was. I found the bus so I waited by it for one of his teachers. No one came to get him so we went to the office and found out everyone was already in the cafeteria so we went there and found one of his teachers. The one we found was one he has last year so that helps that he knew her. I'm going to call one of his teachers tonight to find out what happened this morning.
While I was waiting near his bus, there was this little girl waiting with her teacher and other classmates who was crying and I felt sorry for her. I wanted to just hug her but of course wasn't able to.View Thread
We went on vacation last week and while DS didn't want to go on many of the kiddie rides except for the car ones, he did want to go on the log ride with DH. That was very surprising as he has sensory issues. He liked the ride so much that he cried when he couldn't go on it again. He even went on the merry-go-round that he wouldn't go on last year. He didn't want to ride one of the horses but sat on one of the benches they have on the ride.View Thread
My son in around the same age and has almost the same problem. He will get in people's personal space. We just gently remind him by saying "Space" and he'll back off a bit. It's a constant thing with him so we keep having to say it.
Could your son have a form of autism? My son does and we think that's why he has trouble with people's personal space.View Thread
He's been in various therapies (speech, occupational, physical) for a number of years and we figure with all the therapies, a solution would have been found.
The therapies also sort of limit his after school free time since he has therapy after school twice a week and before school once a week. His therapy schedule will probably change when school starts on the fall as his school schedule will change so we'll see.
He's also pretty uncoordinated so I'm worried how well he'd do with physical activites such as sports and the like.View Thread