November 18, 2009
I went into TLP's room tonight to say goodnight and I happened to see two bottles of oil sitting next to his bed. I raised an eyebrow and said,
"And just WHOSE oils are you hiding in your bedroom?"
"They're mine!!!!!, " he said smiling.
I reached for the bottles and quickly snatched them up,
"GROUNDING!!!!, " I playfully snarled at him. "YOU have MY GROUNDING??????"
He laughed. "Yep, and I have YOUR VALOR too!!!!"
"WHAT???????????" I shrieked. "You have MY GROUNDING and MY VALOR????? How dare you?" lol (laughing of course)
I opened up the bottle of Grounding and let a few drops fall into my hand. Then I wiped it across the lower back of my neck.
"AHHHHHHHHHHHHH..... MY GROUNDING... MY GROUNDING... Oh how I've MISSED you!!!!"
"You know... ," I said sternly. "I spent about 10 minutes trying to get a drop of oil out of the other Grounding bottle today... and YOU were holding out on me."
"Here, would you like some of MY GROUNDING," I asked him, as I again poured a couple more drops into my hand.
"Sure," he said smiling. "I would like some of MY Grounding!!!!!"
I reached over and rubbed the oil on the lower back of his neck, then smiled and said goodnight.
He's had a rough time this past week. We are already missing the sunshine over here with the time change and all of the clouds. I really do hate this time of year!
But... I'm glad that we have our oils. Tomorrow... I'm going to fight with him over the VALOR as well as THE GROUNDING. And we are both going to end up wearing them both.... as well as the Peace and Calming, I'm sure. lol
Hey... whatever works!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 20, 2009
Ohhh... about the oils.... he didn't really TAKE THEM... lol... he was told that he can keep some oils in his bedroom in case he feels the need to use them... so they will be close at hand. BUT I was trying to force a drop out of an empty Grounding bottle that day... and I was pretty sure that we were not completely out. So when I saw the bottle sitting there next to his bed... it gave me the opportunity to PLAY with him a bit, as bedtime is such a hard time for him. That is the one time of day that he still struggles with (bedtime)... and I can see a definite shift in his behavior. For me... bedtime means quiet and peace and relaxation. For him... it still brings back memories of past stuff. Sooooooooooo... I like to tuck him into bed in a playful... silly... laughing sort of way when I can see that he is struggling. Last night, that bottle of Grounding Oil gave me the opportunity to play with him a bit (and playfully get some oils on him) before he turned in for the night.
We're having a good day today. I stepped up the therapy again to TWO days a week... just for last week and this week... because I could see him struggling a bit with the lack of sunshine. Today we had a therapy appointment again... and we walked there and walked back. I think that helped. The therapist only scheduled for ONE day next week... and one day for the week after that. Then we are going to take a break again and see how things are going. We do that a lot now... sort of use the therapy as needed. We step it up to two or three days a week when he's struggling... and then stop it completely and try to live a normal life. If I see him starting to struggle... we go back again... and get the neuro-feedback going. I think the neuro-feedback helps him. I know that it helps me when I am struggling. I think that's how we have survived this RAD life... by pulling in the help as we need it... and letting it go when we are okay. Sort of like a car... we just drive it... and drive it... and assume all is well. But every now and then the car starts to spit and sputter and it needs a little oil... or just a little maintenance work... and then it's up and driving nice and smoothly again. If that makes sense? lol Yep, I'm comparing us to cars these days... lol... but it makes a bit of sense to me.
I think that I am getting very close to needed a little oil job myself... or maybe even a little neuro-feedback... or both. One of the things that I have noticed over the years is that when TLP is struggling... his mommy starts to struggle a bit too. Maybe that means we ARE really connected now. lol So... we are BOTH walking... both using oils over here... and hopefully we will both be back to our semi-normal (lol) selves again very soon. If not, I'm going to start making those calls for some outside help for me as well. Doesn't make a lot of sense to help him get well... if I'm not well.
Oh wow... TLP is in his bedroom and he just turned his music on sort of loud. Well, it's usually loud in there since he set up that surround sound system. lol YIKES! The cool thing is... he is playing "Healing Rain"... LOUD... and I can hear him singing "I'M NOT AFRAID" over the top of it. I think it's going to be a really good day... despite all of the clouds out there.