Tuesday was eventful in physical therapy. Mrs. Karen asked him to do several things that he has done before successfully. They were simple things that were meant to help build up his confidence. Mrs. Karen is so great with Logan and has been trained in RDI. This makes pt go so much smoother. It makes all the difference in the world. The way it works is that she has him do several exercises that she clearly knows that he can complete successfully. After several sets of those , she then has him attempt a harder exercise or a new one that he may not be successful at then she finishes with an exercise that he will do well.
This week was different. It took half the therapy time to get him to finish the easy exercise. Then he came completely unglued and refused to do the harder exercise. This is unlike Logan. Yes, physical therapy is really hard for him. BUT he loves Mrs. Karen. He will genuinely try to do anything that she asks , hard or not. Not Tuesday.
So, how did we get here? I knew this would be our destination. Quite frankly, I am surprised that it took this long to get here. We had a very busy weekend. I know, you wouldn’t know this based on my blog posts. I promise to go back and blog about the birthday festivities. Between the birthday festivities, participating in the Bartow parade ( yes, Logan was asked to be on a float this year! ), Christmas parties, Lights of Lakeland and Madison gymnastics. I am tired and overloaded and I don’t have autism.
In the end, it was my fault. I should have said no to several activities. What I needed to do was to space out the activities a little better. Attending a Sunday School Christmas party on the same weekend as the birthday was not the best decision that I have ever made. At least, I learned my lesson. We have cancelled all activities except for RDI until Christmas Eve. If I don’t give Logan some downtime, Christmas will not be fun for anyone. Oh, and I tweaked our Christmas plans to give him some sensory breaks as well. See, I am smarter than I look!