Quiet Birthday

Jun 11, 2011

Today Rosy turned 11! I still can’t believe it has been 11 years since she was born. Time really does fly.

We had an awesome day! Rosy and I went to the theatre to watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was great to see it on the big screen, and to be able to take Rosy to see it. She was a little young when it first came out. She really enjoyed herself. We left the theatre and I noticed a ferris wheel in the distance, and made the mistake of showing it to her. She wanted to go and told me that it was her birthday, so we should go. I calmly told her that we couldn’t go, and that it wouldn’t be fair to Flash. “But we can call them,” she said. I told her that it was too far, and no we needed to go for lunch. She was fine about it! This is a huge step in the right direction. Normally she would have had a fit in the parking lot, and then again in the car, repeating over and over that it is her birthday and we have to go. For her to mention only twice that it is her birthday and we should go, is wonderful for me! I hated when she got going about one thing for such a long period of time. It got so stressful having to go over and over that she wouldn’t be able to have that thing (or do that thing). I’m still kinda shocked about it.

The rest of the day was spent relaxing around the house, because of the weather. It looked like it was going to rain any second, even though it didn’t do much. Oh well. She had a great day and that’s what counts.

Rosy also got sleep last night, and that may have helped things too! I gave her 5mg of Melatonin instead of 3mg and she was asleep before 10pm! What a huge relief for hubby and I. We have told her that starting now, her lights out time is 9pm, and she is really excited about that. I think being able to read/relax a little more before going to sleep will help her even more. She will still have to be in bed at 8pm, but the extra half hour might be what she needs.

My next step is to get her swallowing the pills, and waking her up a little earlier to just have the pill and then letting her go back to sleep so that she can wake up ready to go. The last week has been awful in the mornings. She doesn’t want to get out of bed at all. One baby step at a time. Need her to get the sleep she needs first, cause if she isn’t she can’t get up (a merry-go-round we need to get her off of quickly).

So this is getting long! I will sign off for now. Hoping to post some more funny stories soon (gotta write them down as soon as they happen, or I forget…lol).


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