Good morning, happy Monday and a very happy birthday to my Lulu girl. We have a very exciting day planned. Lunch, treats and getting ears pierced. It’s a big day. Today is also the day my biggest boy leaves for a week long scout camp.
I wasn’t worried about him going to camp until last night when Damon, who is one of his scout leaders, told me that Harrison has asked several times if he has to go. I feel concerned. Then he tells me he hopes Harrison has everything he needs. “What? Isn’t that why he brought everything to scouts on Wednesday so you could check what he packed?” “That was the plan but we ran out of time so we just went through the list and just verbally checked.” Now I’m worried.
I really believe in letting kids learn from their mistakes but that’s easier said then done. Especially when your kiddo has some challenges that keeps him from processing things the same way other people do and when getting him to participate the way he’s supposed to is a struggle for everyone involved.
Even though he worked really hard and packed all by himself and I want him to learn from his mistakes I went through his gear anyway. He has enough frustrations I just couldn’t bear the thought of adding embarrassment to that when he gets out of the shower and realizes he doesn’t have a towel to dry off with. Thankfully I found very little that he missed and that is a huge win for my boy.
But, here it is 3:30 in the morning and I can’t fall back to sleep after baby woke me up. My mind is just racing. So I’ve been laying in bed researching and reading up on ways to help my stinkers, and myself, with our struggles. I thought I would share some of my favorite resources with you. They might help or maybe you have some more you can share with me. Because the more we share and talk and help each other the more pleasant and doable life can be.
ADD/ADHD and all disorders (this is my favorite) https://www.additudemag.com
Here’s to a happy birthday to my Lucy and hoping for a happy camper at my boy’s first week long scout camp!