Autism, Motherhood

My Daily Dose of Autism

Today is the second day in a row that Carter has cracked his head against something.  Yesterday, it was my head (which still hurts by the way) that he bashed his into when he was in a fit of craziness.  Today, Carter was throwing another fit when his dad wanted to give him a bath and he ended up smacking his head against the door frame.  Ouch.

Needless to say, after giving him a dose of Netflix to calm his nerves, Quang tried the bath thing again.  He’s crazy, I thought to myself.  Carter doesn’t tend to give me a hard time when I bathe him (because he’s a momma’s boy, which totally cramps my style) so I just figured I’d bathe him after dinner.  Just to save all of us from Carter’s dark side.  Imagine my surprise when Carter actually cooperated.  Quang just decided to cut the TV off and when Carter started to whine a little he told Carter that he would put the TV back on after his bath.  So what did Carter do?

He actually got up and let his dad bring him into the bathroom to take a bath! Wha, wha, what!!? I couldn’t believe it.  Hey, maybe that head butt with my head and the door frame knocked some sense into him.  This was the first time in a long time that Carter actually cooperated with his dad for bath time.  Perhaps this will be a new trend.  Fingers crossed!

Dinner time wasn’t exactly successful.  We went to my moms for dinner.  She made castle burgers, baby lima beans, corn bread, and BBQ ribs.  I know, score!  Well, Carter didn’t think it was a major score.  He ate two slices of cornbread.  And that’s it.  When we got home I made him some grits thinking that he had to be hungry.  Well, he wouldn’t eat it {insert giant sigh here}.

I told myself that I wasn’t going to cater to him anymore or be a short order cook, but I can’t help that I worry if he’s hungry or getting his proper nutrition.  I just don’t know what I’m going to do with this kid.

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