The Crew - Miss Fabulous, Lil Bro, Big Sis and Mr. Man

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Pool of Trust

Lil Bro is all signed up for Pre-K which begins Aug. 9.  This school offers a schoolers camp which I like much better and after talking with the Hubs was prepared to move Miss Fabulous over to it.  The next day I went to sign her up, one day later mind you, and that morning a family with 3 schoolers had come in and taken the last 3 spots.  Bummer.

We are looking for a different camp program.  The things that we loved about the program have changed and so it is worth the change to move her somewhere else.

Big Sis is all signed up and enrolled for the virtual public school program which she will do at home starting Aug. 9.  We are excited about this change.

Mr. Man is struggling.  We messed with his meds and that was a mistake.  Re achieving stability does not come as easily as resuming the med regiment he was on previously.  Hopefully we will get there again.

Miss Fabulous has done well overall this weekend.  She got into hysterical hyper laughter which she could not get control of.  I was braced for the down side of that but it never came so that was good.

We have all been spending a lot of time in the pool together.  Lil Bro is now swimming with no floaty suit, he is awesome!  You can really see who a kid trust and who they don't in a pool.  You can also see the level of trust they have.  Lil Bro swims to Mom and Big Sis with no caution with total confidence that we are there to protect and help him.  It is simply a knowledge with in him.  I love it.

He will not swim to Miss Fabulous at all and he swims to Mr. Man with caution and thought.  Interesting.

Mr. Man will let me float him on his back and cuddle him up like a baby.  He sinks right in to me.  But his sensory issues mean we have to be very careful where we touch him, avoid the pits.

Miss Fabulous never fully trust anyone in the pool.  She may want to ride on a back with a "whale swim" but she is always in control in some way.  Always aware of the side, of where she would look to make herself feel safe.  As far as we have come in managing the behaviors we do not have her complete trust.  It's sad, I'm not sure that she can trust another person completely.  I hope that we are getting there little by little.

6 comments:

GB's Mom said...

She is still very young- it takes a loooooong time. {{{Hugs}}}

jessica bear said...

Did you put your name down on a "waiting list" for the camp? Someone may bail out at the last minute...

The LaBelle Family said...

Just wondering if you've ever done the 'attached at the hip' thing with Miss M? That means that no matter where you go she is within inches of you and must stay by your side at all times, while she is awake. Also, the holding therapy. I'm thinking you've probably tried it ALL, but, I've not read anything about it on your blog, so wondering...

Mom 4 Kids said...

Thanks GB's Mom, if anyone knows it's you!

Yep she is "first on the list".

Tara - SanitySrchr said...

Let me know how the virtual school thing goes. It peaks my interest.

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

My girls love swimming too. Teena would never come out of the pool if they didn't eventually close, lol.