Wyatt lately, my 2 year old autistic son. He has been extra sensitive lately. It has been pretty steady since about Friday of last week. He of course is almost perfect as always with the sitter. However, when we get home, he wants to be naked or have only underwear on. So, we are naked a lot and he will have major tantrums if I try to cloth him. Just this morning he went to the sitters in underwear and a tank top because he refused to let me put his shorts back on. He wants to snack all night now instead of eat meals, and this is a very hard one for me. Because he will cry and act up for the whole time while I am making dinner (which breaks my heart) and then he does not touch his food. Or he wants to eat it later. Which, at my house that does not fly. And this is something I am really debating on compromising on. See, I know this is more common in autistic children, but I also have Roland (my 3 year old “normal” son) who needs to see the rules applied to both boys. So I am stuck between that rock and hard spot L Not sure what to do, thoughts? Also, he still is having his breathing issues where he will hold his breath until he passes out and then he has a breakdown for at least 15 minutes. I am starting to record these breakdowns. I try just about everything to reason with him and stop the breakdown. When he is having these breakdowns, he either has to be touching me, but me NOT touching him or I need to be where he can see me. When he is touching me, he likes to leave his mouth open to have the drool come out and be on me and him but if I try to clean it up, he freaks out. Usually Roland only makes things worse as Roland wants to hug and comfort Wyatt, but during these breakdowns, Wyatt does not want to be touched and it makes it worse. Sleeping is almost a nightmare at home for Wyatt. He shares a room with his brother now and he has his big boy bed, but it will take over 2 hours every night to get him to sleep. I am debating on putting his bed back to a crib, but he sleeps in a room with 3 other children all in big boy beds at the sitters with hardly any issues ever. And he has slept there at night with no issues as well. So, I really do not want to go back a few steps, but we are going on week 3 now on my boys sharing a room and both being in big boy beds with it taking over 2 hours to get Wyatt to sleep. I am so tired and there is so much I need to get done once I put the boys down, but me making noise, prolongs the actual sleeping as well. What to do, what to do? Thoughts?
Trust God. His plan is perfect, even when it is so contrary to our own....Unknown