Sunday, April 20, 2014

OCD and getting turned around

My son has ADHD, anxiety, and slight obsessive disorder. He has patterns and routines.

Tonight, him and a friend went for a walk. It got dark and they got turned around, ending up in a area they had not planned on.

They got back on track and he called me to tell me they were on their way back. I could hear the anxiety in his voice and breathing.

His friend doesn't know about this.

When he got home, he was short and snippy. Then he started to tear up. Yep, I'm a mom, I hit the nail on the head when I asked him if the stress was from "getting lost". Yep, sure enough... And then the flood gates opened and he sobbed.

This is sometime I have learned to recognize and defuse but it's tough when his mood is sharp.

He is in a hot bath and relaxing. Time for bed... Its been a long day...

Early morning church, breakfast, movie, family dinner, went for a walk, went to his friend's, went for another walk, got turned around, and finally got home...

Oh yeah, long day...

Happy Easter everyone!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

News on TV

I wake up in the morning to find my mom watchimg the news.

She then proceeds to tell me about the accidents, deaths, storms, and shootings.... At 5am.

Once again, I remind her (as politely as possible) that there is a reason I do not watch the news... And it is by choice that I don't watch it.

If you want to tell me that they have found a cure for cancer, or stopped all child abuse, or saved all the stray animals.... Fine, but the negative I can do without. 

My mom is 82 and spends time flipping between local and world news. It is truly no wonder why old people get so cranky and ornery.... Especially when they watch the news!!!!

Turn on the Brady Bunch, Dick van Dyke, or even Phineas and Ferb.... And laugh & smile! It won't kill you!!!!!
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