I would have thought that someone who could fall asleep in school was obviously incredibly relaxed; sleeping is a sign of letting go of stress, right? I have boys with Fragile X though, and I've seen them conk out during stressful times, so I know it can be a reaction to a great overload of stress, too.
Anyway, Aliza recently told me she has been soooo tired at school, and has even fallen asleep occasionally, during movies at school.
Foolish child. She never should have told me that, because I upped her bedtime by a half hour.
Every day when I have picked her up in the past week or so, I ask her if she got tired or fell asleep at school that day. Yesterday she told me that she didn't actually fall asleep, but she was soooo very tired in the morning that she had a headache for a little while.
Wrong answer. Early bedtime.
She has not put this together yet -- that her complaints have directly resulted in my making her go to bed earlier. I imagine it's only a matter of time, though. Last night as she climbed up into her top bunk she looked out her window and exclaimed "but it's still light out!" Cry me a river, sister. Stop telling me you're so tired, and I'll stop putting you to bed earlier than any other kid in the neighborhood.
I can make her go to bed early, but I can't make her fall asleep. I put her to bed a little after 8 last night and at 9, she was still laying there, trying to fall asleep. Don't know what to do about that.
Zack has been a sweet boy lately, not screaming or pinching or biting much at all. Agreeable and smiley. But today he fell asleep during a break in therapy. I think the last time that kid took an afternoon nap was some time in 2008.
AJ has been very giggly, lately, but also very bite-y and pinchy. I don't know why my sweet boy is doing this. At school this morning, he swatted at a teacher who told him to sit down and wait for something. I know this is a manifestation of his disability, his teachers know that, but I still feel like I should appologize for his behavior.
It's always something. Everybody's going to bed early tonight.
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