Monday, May 28, 2007
I think that would best desribe how Nick has been these last few days. We are constantly trying to prevent him from destroying the house. His frustration can reach an all time high in a matter of seconds, and before you know it he has put five new dents in the walls. I don't want to keep saying that this is so hard-when I know most kids have tantrums-but it is VERY hard when Nick's tantrums are caused by loud noises, or even noises we would not consider loud. Yesterday he went ballistic when we used a small air pump to blow up a plastic pool. Sometimes we tend to "forget" that Nick can be sensitive to such things-and noises you would not think send him spiraling out of control. His answer to every little thing right now is to bang his head or hit himself. It is like we trade one thing for another-Nick's speech has picked up somewhat; but he is easily frustrated. During times where he is not as verbal, he does not hurt himself as much. It is a cycle. I am hoping this "siege" is quickly over.