Well, I've made it this far without a trip to the looney bin... What's another 4 1/2 weeks? :/ In all honesty, we're lucky. Boog has now been receiving ABA based therapy five days a week for three hours each day.
In the last two months I have seen my child clap, wave, make more eye contact, paint and draw with very minimal assistance, ride a scooter, kick a ball, and write his name. I didn't know when (if) these things would occur, and did not believe it possible he would progress this quickly. Granted, we still have a long way to go and there's no speech yet, but I cannot tell you how amazing it feels to say "hi!" and have a big eyed little boy look me in the eye and wave.
I love my son and cannot express just how much I admire him. He's four and working harder than I ever did as a child. He's persistent, doesn't give up, and is so happy when he achieves a goal and we're proud of him. He just beams. I'm supposedly helping to teach him, but in reality he's teaching me.
When it's bad it's bad, but when it's good... it's AWESOME.
Hope your summer hasn't caused a looney-bin trip,
Boog's incredibly humbled and proud Mommy