Friday, July 1, 2011

Coming Into Her Own

GB lost it late this afternoon, while transitioning from the pool to dried and dressed. We made it through, but while getting changed ourselves, The Dad and I considered not going out to dinner as planned. I went downstairs and discovered GB had put on her weighted vest and gotten her Ernie out and was cuddling him. She was completely regulated and had little difficulty handling dinner. When I complimented her on pulling herself back from her meltdown, she said, with great dignity, "Ernie and my vest ALWAYS help". I love stability! It makes the FASD and Autism SO much easier to live with.

11 comments:

Lisa said...

Way to go, GB!!!!! Kudos to her for recognizing what she needed to do!

Amanda said...

Good job, GB. :)

Last Mom said...

Love it! Great job GB and Mom!

My girl noticed a punching bag in the trunk of my car this morning that I picked up for cheap, but haven't even bothered to unload yet. She said, "Is that for when I get mad?" I told her that she can use it if she's mad, or anytime she wants, but she's been doing a great job of being the boss of her mad all on her own lately.

Mamita J said...

Hooray for GB!!! That is super! :-D

Acceptance with Joy said...

Sweet!

Now to get Hope to learn tricks to calm herself, eh?

Kelley said...

Tell GB, WAY.TO.GO.GIRL!!! Woohoo!

Karen -AspergersMom said...

That is so awesome!!! Big step!

Ian & Ruby said...

What a treasure - and how grown up of her to recognize her need for these supports and use them! Way to go!

Mom2LittleMiss said...

Wow! That is really wonderful! GO GB!!!

Barb G said...

Woohoo, Mama and GB!!! Happy dance here for you!!

Mom of 5 said...

Oh, that is awesome!! I know you are so proud of her, and this is a big step!