"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Good Day ...

... after school.  Nathan came home in his usual fashion yesterday.  From the bus we stopped at the mail box .. he asked if there were any Netflix movies .. sure enough .. one arrived for him.  The afternoon went better than expected.  He was given two extra chores:  1.) Wash a load of his laundry, and 2.) take a bath (and wash his hair), getting himself dried and dressed without help.  Dancing in his room was his choice of down time and a game of ball.  By then it was time for his therapist to work with him .. still no TV mentioned ... seems he had been re-directed enough to forget about viewing a cartoon until after dinner.  This morning he didn't mention TV ... usually this is the first word out of his mouth.  He ate breakfast at the kitchen counter ... again no mention of TV ... until Daddy came in and asked if he wanted a cartoon ... mommy's eye rolled up inside her eye sockets and gave him THE look.

Here's hoping that today goes well.


Sara said...

three cheers for nathan's mom!

therextras said...

Heh. Parents need frequent conspiratorial communication. ;)

Trish said...

Sounds like things are off to a good start! Cathy you are one determined Mommy and I salute you!

Felisol said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
You gave Nathan such good alternatives to TV; he chose the best.
Don't be hard with his dad, though, he meant no harm, and will come by in the end.
From Felisol

Pat said...

This is why i rarely offer you advise...you're way ahead of any thing I could offer.
Now put on your Mouse ears and have some fun!