We once again tried for almost ninety minutes, and got nowhere.
He tried so hard and willingly put on every shirt we gave him to try on. Unfortunately, all of them have seams in the shoulders and that’s what is bothering him.
The longer this went on, the more distress he was experiencing.
We spoke with the school again this morning and explained what was happening. They understood and again told us that he can wear anything he wants.
His school work was sent home and will be completed over the weekend.
We were supposed to go to my aunt and uncle house tonight to celebrate my cousins graduation. Emmett was still unable to wear a shirt and so we were unable to attend. They wouldn’t have cared in the slightest, if he didn’t wear a shirt. The problem is that Emmett will not set foot outside of the house, without a shirt on. He’s embarrassed, especially because of the reason he can’t wear one.
Another day, another problem that has seemingly defeated us again. We were successful in the sense that everyone tried their best, but our best just wasn’t good enough.
I don’t know how many have experienced a similar issue, but I’m feeling completely demoralized. I’m exhausted and so ready for Summer break. We have two weeks to go and we’ll be done until the fall.
Throughout the summer, we will continue working with him on these struggles, but it will be far less stressful because there isn’t as much at stake.
I wish I could say this was a phase, but as an Autism parent, I don’t get to say that very often.