Saturday, March 20, 2010

Akila woke me up this morning to tell me that she made dad cry because she was being so good. I was happy to hear this, but I really wish she had not woken me up to tell me. He said that when she got up, she asked to take her medicine. Usually, this is a huge fight, to get her to take her medicine. It has not been so the last week or so. But she has never asked to take it. He said he did actually get emotional.

Michael and I are both being very cautious, it is like we don't trust this good behavior. Do not get me wrong, we are so appreciative and enjoying it to the fullest, it just seems too good to be true. Since starting this new medication, we have not had one rage and very little swearing. This doesn't mean at all that she is acting like our neuro-typical kids. There are still issues. But they are minuscule compared to the rages of a few weeks ago. Compared to the explosions over the word no no matter how it is masqueraded.

She is actually playing Uno right now with Zeke, and it is going well (so far). I am amazed and so thankful for this really good week, and praying that it continues. It is amazing how much a few calm days affects my attitude. I have felt so much more peaceful and content today. I guess that it is pretty normal to feel on the edge when living in constant conflict.

Look at what my awesome husband got me today for my make-up. I am so excited to not have to hide my make-up in a new spot all the time and forgetting where it is.


GB's Mom said...

I am glad you are enjoying the (relative) calm.

the johnson crew said...

that is wonderful barb. great makeup case too!

Betsy said...

AMEN! I laughed out loud when I saw your make-up case. It is awesome!! Michael is sure one thoughtful husband!

Hollinger Family said...

lol, I love your make-up safe! ;^)
Glad to hear you have had a few low key days, and the picture of the kids playing cards is priceless.
Blessings, Sheri

Miz Kizzle said...

That's a nice makeup case. If I'm not mistaken, it's the kind that locks. That's very useful when you have a girl who's itching to get all tarted up with your eyeshadow, lipstick and mascara.