Seriously though. I can’t seem to get my butt in gear this week. I’ve had about 2039840293784 things on the agenda and maybe accomplished, oh, 3 of them. Anyone else?
Anyway, I figured since I didn’t tackle any of the big things I’ve had planned from this blog so far this week, I’d at least stop by with a little update.
As I mentioned before, we took Slugger off his meds a little over a month ago now. There have been some changes, and I thought this was as good a place as any to think them out and put them on “paper”. Plus, you know, I like you guys.
So the pros:
I have heard more genuine laughter from Slugger the last couple of weeks than I’ve heard in a while. Like goofy, belly laughs.
We’ve been able to joke around a little, which is hard sometimes because he is SO literal. Like, sarcasm. I embrace it. He doesn’t understand sarcasm and gets really upset with me some times. Whoops.
BIggest pro? No more meds. Duh.
There is really only one HUGE con. Slugger seems to think that because he isn’t on his medication anymore he now has free reign to act like a fool. And I don’t mean the goofy stated above. I mean blatant disrespect and disregard for everyone around him. More so than the usual. Now, how do I know this isn’t a side effect? Well, his meds were for his FOCUS. Not BEHAVIOR.
So I have a feeling, in his head, he thinks that he can blame any and all indiscretions on the fact that we are no longer medicating him, when in fact, the issues we are having are completely unrelated. Ahhhh, kids. They’re great.
But on another note, we finally got our new oil blend in and I’m hoping this at least assists in Slugger’s anger issues. I will say, I made the mistake of diffusing it during homework time yesterday. Never. Again. Talk about letting the flood gates open. We are going to have to use this one with caution. So there’s that.
I’m super excited because we are going to be trying a supplement for Slugger next month. Even though his go to blend, Brain Power, seems to be working well for him (when he feels like actually doing work!) I figured the added boost of a supplement couldn’t hurt. I’ll be trying it as well because, ummm, who couldn’t use some assistance with their continuities function, am I right? More on that though when it comes in.
Any way, I’m going to go try to be productive. Then I can actually present something interesting to you folks. So hang in there. It’s coming. I think. Maybe.