Friday, October 23, 2015

Rainy Day

We were in the pick up line this morning to drop off the kids at school.
On rainy, cloudy days like today, Tripp likes to wait to get out of he car until we are the first car in line so we are right by the door.

A little girl jumped out of the car in front of us. Tripp, through the open van door, said "Hi Maddie! Is it raining?"
Maddie walked back towards our car and said "Hi Tripp. It's raining just a little, but it's ok. Come on." and motioned with her hands for him to come with her.

Tripp jumped out quickly and walked into school with her and a smile on his face.
It was the sweetest thing. 

All the kids in his class know Tripp is really scared of crummy weather, but I'd never seen how they react to him and help him when he is scared.

I thank his teacher and his counselor for helping his classmates understand how Tripp feels and teaching them how to help him. I thank the parents of his classmates for raising sweet, caring kids. 
Definitely made this moms day. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fuzzy Horse Show

Riley was in her first horse show this weekend!
She did 3 events and placed 4th out of 14 riders in her walk and trot. She was so excited! She said she can't wait until her next one. 




Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Swifties!!

My one on one time with this girl consisted of suite tickets at the Taylor Swift concert, lots of junk food and glow sticks!
It was an awesome night.
Taylor Swift puts on a fabulous show and I am one of her newest fans.
If you get a chance to see her, take it!









Monday, September 28, 2015

Renaissance Festival


I took Tripp to the Renaissance Festival the other weekend...just me and him.
It was awesome.
Tripp even taught me what an anvil was because I had no idea.
Thank you Minecraft.


The weather couldn't have been better.
The sun was out and it was cool in the shade with just a slight breeze.
It was perfect.
That did not stop Tripp from thinking he felt raindrops and heard thunder.
Ahh, buddy.

But, he met a knight...


And shot a cross bow...


We had the best time. 
Just the two of us.
AND he got a sword that says "mom" to help him remember our special day. 
I love this kid.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

After some recommendations...

What I am reading...


What I'm looking into getting for Tripp...



One of the ways we've tried to help him control some of his outbursts and his uncontrollable anger...no more red dye or chocolate.





Thursday, September 24, 2015

Today...

I've been trying to write a post. A post that explains how we came to where we are today with Tripp. It's been exhausting to try and get all the details in and remember all these moments that have helped us realize that this little boy needs some help.

So I decided to just start here.

We are searching for a therapist for Tripp.

Someone that can help him spend his days at school learning about math and spelling vs spending his day in the bathroom because he "feels weird" or constantly going to the window to make sure the clouds aren't too dark.

Someone to help him feel safe when it's storming outside. Someone to help him learn to feel comfortable without the use of headphones and an eye mask or wanting a towel over his head when he's scared or nervous.



Someone to help Tripp learn how to calm himself down when he gets mad and says things he doesn't mean. It's not fun for him to have these breakdowns at school in front of all the other kids, but he can't help it. And he is always embarrassed afterwards and is apologetic for what he said or did on his own, without anyone telling him to say sorry.

Someone to help him be happy and worry free!

And someone who isn't going to cost us a small fortune since BCBS doesn't cover "mental health"! What is up with that? And judging by the waiting lists of all the therapists I have already talked to, there are a lot of kids that are obviously in need of some "mental health" services. We will spend the small fortune if we have to, but hoping to find someone we can afford without dipping into his college fund. đŸ˜‰

So that's where we are.

And Tripp is excited for 3 stay at home days this weekend!








Friday, September 18, 2015

3 year break

Just here to do a little clean up of the old blog! My son, Tripp and his recent struggles at school and at home have brought me to start blogging again! I have found so much information and helpful tips through other blogs. I hope that by sharing our experience, we can help someone else as they search for answers in this crazy world of raising children who struggle with anxiety, fears, emotions and much more!