Saturday, December 7, 2013
Christmas Challenge: Week 1
December 1st- I got in my hugs with Joel and James, but not with Matthew! Ill have to work harder on his hugs tomorrow :) We read "The 12 days of Christmas" and did a craft together followed by a family dinner. It may have all taken place around the coffee table BUT we did it! After I got everyone to bed Matthew and I played Speed and I didn't even cop out after a couple rounds, I played all the way through,
December 2nd- seriously it's the second day and I'm already failing miserably at this hug thing, ugh, it's just not something that comes naturally to me and I don't think about doing it! I did eat together and read the book. We did some drawing together as a family. BUT I'm most proud about the fact that despite Matthew pushing my buttons I still played the game with him. I SO wanted to just leave him in his room, but I called him down and played for awhile! Now hugs tomorrow.....I can do this!
December 3rd- I did pretty good on hugs today! Got in 5 with each of the boys! Did our book and ate together, we didn't have time for a craft since it is the mobile therapist night.
December 4th-We read our book and ate our dinner together. I played a game with Matthew, he didn't like loosing and began yelling that I was a cheater....things went downhill from there. BUT I did eventually get him to his room so we could both calm down. He came down a little later and apologized, we had a good talk so I guess it was a win!
December 5th- Got in some hugs today, played several games. Of course Matthew had yet another blow out for not winning the game which resulted in him breaking the security/video camera upstairs....he is still up there dysregulated, but not breaking anything so Im taking a minute! We had dinner together and illustrated a story we made.
December 6th- It was a busy day today and we had a rough morning, but we got everything in!
December 7th- I may or may not have just hugged my kids 20 times in a row to get in my hugs this week, LOL. I am going to do better next week, I have to do better! Everything else went pretty smoothly this week, despite Matthew really working on sabotaging the games. 2 more weeks to go :)