Sunday, November 8, 2009

Small, Slow, Changes

Sometimes I am frustrated that the slow but steady change in my weight is only being seen on the scale, and other small changes I have picked up on. (Like clothing getting looser, increased stamina.)
Then it hit me: Maybe Ricki is frustrated when we don’t notice her baby steps towards change.
The fact that I have so many fewer “terror” stories to write this year than I did a year ago (and especially two years back) makes blog-writing harder, but it shows a big change in Ricki. Tonight, after eating too much, at least she came and checked with me before digging into the soy patties for a third time.
She has so much to learn, so much to acclimate to, the task sometimes seems endless. But what often goes unnoticed are the small tiny footsteps towards maturity and adulthood.


Staying Afloat said...

Yes, yes and yes.

Yasher koach to both of you.

Roo's Mom said...

Hi, this isn't a comment on this post but a question about your daughter's dual diagnosis. My 6 year old daughter has Down syndrome and I think she may also have ADHD. How did you get to the diagnosis for Ricki? Could I possibly email you directly to chat about this? I am at wit's end with all of my daughter's behavioral issues. Thank you!

rickismom said...

Dear Roo's Mom,
My article HERE:

tells about Rickis diagnosis. I think that this will answer any questions you have.
In any case, even if your daughter DOES has ADHD, and you start therapy with Concerta, Ritalin, or the like, you will need a good behavior plan to get her back on track. For a start on learning about that, read my posts from searching "behavior plans". IF that is not enough, put your email here and I will contact you.