ok so he's drawn all over the kitchen and his therapy room, and he smashed some glass candlesticks (wedding present) climbing onto the fridge yesterday, BUT big but, after the Sainsbury's success we tried superdrug (worked) and today I tok him to an nct group. he stayed the whole 2 hours!
that must feel so strange!!! Lovely....but not what you are used too!
Nearest i ever come to this feeling is when i get Leigh to eat a previously disliked/untried food.
Currently it's haddock from asda(battered...not dredcrumbed) twice now i've given him a whole chunk and we agreed it was 'far too big for him to eat' ....and he ate the lot.....not just that but got him to use cutlery....struggles with 'firmer' foods. this haddock is soft and the batter cuts easily
As you know JJ i don't have the same type of probs that you have ....but shopping etc are still difficulties i cannot always face....for eg i won't take leigh anywhere where i have to be in the same shop for more than 2 or 3 minutes etc.....so supermarket shopping is a no-no...even with his gameboy. however if we are visiting several hops to buy 'exactly what i say'...then as long as i don't browse or get talking to someone - we can visit say 10 shops and i can even get away with adding 'extra' shops in sometimes....but we can't ever just wander around.
His Gameboy has liberated us incredibly...meaning that as a couple (+boys) DH and i can look at things like furniture etc TOGETHER instead of each separately going in and taking turns to sit in the car with the boys....we look like those 'weather people that swap over in the sun/rain'!!!. (also felt quite suspicious going in and out of shops....and moving items to be viewed to prominent places for the other to see on their turn!!!
The fairies came to our house at the weekend too. We had a lovely little boy come to stay for three whole days while my own ds went off and did something else, then alas on Wednesday morning mine came home and the lovely little boy went back from whence he came. It was nice while it lasted but we're having a very AS end to the week.
I live in hope of a return visit. The door is open. Hope they visit you again soon too JJ.
NO it's weird davros- i think he's learned to wait for a bit. We had to wait to cross the road today and he was fine with that- wasn't trying to throw himself in front of cars. Didin't complain when I stopped to fiddle with the buggy rainscover etc.
all the best litte fairies and angels go aobut their business pantless, so I believe
glad you've had some good days and got to the shops in relative peace.
If it makes you feel better, ds1 (no, not ds2), has only *in the past year* finally stopped trying to heave himself into the trolley at the supermarket - so I can push him around. It took a lot of loud on the spot telling off, and threats to break this little habit. Even asking him, 'honestly ds1, how many other 9 year olds do you see being wheeled around inside a supermarket trolley' fell on deaf ears. And this is a NT child!!