********* I wrote the above earlier in the week ************
So, yeah, we're doing pretty good. In Brennan's class at school the students have the opportunity to be "guest readers" after practicing and reading for the teacher. Brennan was SUPER excited about that and practiced his chosen book Venus over and over the first night, then took the book to school the next day. Later that day I got an email from his teacher telling me was an "EXCELLENT" guest reader and how sweet it was with him sitting in the teacher's chair with everyone's eyes on him. I like when he gets really excited about things. Similarly, he (and Asher) have just started taking swimming lessons. They're in the same level one class with a bunch of 3-year-olds. I found out that I can have Brennan tested out and into level 2 if he can show confidence putting his face in the water. Anyway, even though the class isn't everything he hoped it would be (full of songs and such) he has been so attentive during the classes! I've pretty much never seen him paying attention in a class/lesson type setting, but if he's interested enough he can do it! Speaking of which, Brennan has been being seen by a pediatric therapy professional and is being treated for Sensory Defensiveness. It's super interesting. The treatment involves brushing his skin with a special "surgical" brush, followed by joint compression. I'm hoping to eventually scan the article I was given and post it on the other blog, but in the meantime, I just found this website, and it includes some interesting articles. I know some of my sisters, (ex: Kelly :-) enjoy reading this kind of stuff just out of curiosity and for the enjoyment and learning and thinking.
Is It SPD or ADHD?
I was doing a little shopping today and realized everything I purchased was for either a birthday or holiday. I have 2 of the former and 1 of the latter within 11 days of each other this month. Sheesh. That's about as bad as December which includes my birthday, anniversary, Christmas, and then New Years within 26 days. I spent the rest of my day looking up birthday cake ideas, healthy treats for class ideas, and now on to figuring out an Easter meal.
And lastly, Hollyn loves my tablet, so I found a game for her the other day.