Shall we start the week off with a dance? Dandy has been enjoying having the drum machine in his room this weekend. He has been urgently calling us in for impromptu dance parties off and on for the last two days.
It's kind of funny because he's not really into loud music so when this song first kicked in he stiffened for the quickest moment and I thought we were in for a panic. Then, as if the pause was for dramatic effect, he suddenly went into lounge dance mode. That's my boy. If your caught off guard, always turn it into a comedic side step cha-cha-cha whenever possible.
Meanwhile on the downbeat, the gip is having new sensory overload manifestations at school. He is acting out in brand new ways that are both mysterious and depressing to his parents. I've been up there "helping in the classroom" and lurking in the hallways- sneaking peaks at him here and there at the requests of the teachers. My plan has been to seem like I'm EVERYWHERE and know EVERYTHING he is doing or not doing at school so that he remembers how to behave. The teachers and staff, much to their credit, have been bringing in all the help they can to try and make his first year a success. Why, he even has his own personal assistant with him full time. Is this special needs or a mastermind in his earliest stages of manipulation training for new subordinates? Sometimes we aren't quite sure to be truthful! So far the work has not been a problem for him as we suspected, but the behaving?
I have another meeting in the morning to get some more services set up (complete with the usual healthy heaping of paperwork don'tcha know-wheee!). Otherwise, we are just trying to educate ourselves in the various possible issues going on while being as consistent with rewards and consequences as possible to keep Dandy going in the right direction. I have yet to find the manual on this kid! He is uniquely and wonderfully made to say the least! Now, if we can just keep him from turning into the next Dr. Evil, we'll eventually save the planet, or at the very least, one small town's school system along the way.
Dramatic pause........................................AND, Side step- cha cha cha. Front step-cha cha cha. Side step-cha cha cha. Back step-cha cha cha.......