Today’s #Autism Victory: Homework Progress

Emmett’s already climbed into bed with me and I’m trying very much to put aside my stress load for the night.

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Getting Emmett to sleep in his own bed is a work in progress but it’s ranking pretty low on the list of shit I have to work on. 

Anyway, I wanted to end the night or start the day, however you look at it, on a positive note. 

When it came to and his tonight, I met some resistance initially.  Frankly, I think he was pretty spent from their fieldtrip to watch the Canton Charge play today.  They’re affiliated with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Anyway, I was actually surprised he decided to go because he struggles with all the loud noise amd it takes a lot out of him.

As dinner ended tonight, I reminded him that he owed me 9 minutes. 

He became agitated but it seemed more like he was overwhelmed by the idea.  That being said, it lasted but a minute or two. 

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After a couple of minutes, he buckled down, put his headphones in and turned his music on.  He took on his homework like a champ and even continued for a bit after the timer went off. 

You know, I’m not expecting this to be easy but this is definitely bigger than baby steps in the right direction. 

I made sure he knew how proud I was of him but didn’t overdo it because he doesn’t like that. 

Either way, I’m celebrating this victory and I really am proud of him.  ☺😊

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