Sundays in the winter are the worst. It's the only day of the week the boys are completely free -- no school, no therapy, no nothing! We take them to church fairly often but we struggle sometimes to fill the rest of the day. Thank goodness my parents are on their way back from Galveston so we can go to their house on Sundays!
Yesterday we took the kids to Target and then to the Medford Outlet mall on I35. We walked around there quite a bit since it was above freezing. The boys do better just walking around than they do in a store. For the most part it went really well though, except for in Payless Shoes when Zack tried to walk behind the cash registers and we stopped him. He didn't like that and he started that scream of protest he does. He's not a toddler anymore; when he screams, everyone stops what they are doing and looks at him. We got his coat on him and went back outside, but he couldn't stop screaming for several minutes. He had to stay outside while daddy and Aliza and AJ went through the Levi's store. He just couldn't shake it, I guess.
I was thinking he could have probably done with a few drops of Clonidine, but we hadn't brought it with us, of course. Seems like often when I realize he needs a little something to calm down, we are nowhere near home to give it to him. I need to start remembering to give him a little bit before we go places in the afternoons, I guess.
We stopped at our favorite fast food restaurant (i.e., the kids favorite fast food restaurant) and got chocolate milks for the boys and that did the trick for both of them. A chocolate milk and a little car trip are like a valium for them.
Routines change, sometimes with a smile!
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