January 1, 2016

Winter Break Woes

The first week of Winter Break was fabulous. Brandon was a sweetest little angel. He was so loving...full of hugs, kisses, and snuggles.

Week two...different kid. He is just done. Done with being cooped up in the house. Done with having his routine off. Done with waking up in the morning with nowhere to go. Done with being out of school, speech, and dance class.

We are all ready for school to be back in session.

We went to my parents for a small get-together a couple days ago. Brandon was doing alright. There weren't a lot of people there, he was familiar with most of them, and half of them were downstairs.

All of a sudden, he just flew off the handle. About what? I have no clue. We had to leave the party abruptly as his kicking, screaming, slapping, and biting got out of control. I was calm, cool, and collected. I don't get easily bent of shape, upset, or embarrassed when Brandon has a meltdown. 

This time was different.

I held it together until we were at the car, but this time broke me.

This incident was coming off a week of me enduring his punching, kicking, screaming, and slapping.

I just broke down.  I sobbed almost the whole 30 minutes home.  I'm not used to Brandon being aggressive. It's heartbreaking.

Brandon goes back to school on Monday.  I am praying that this funk he's in stems from his routine being shaken up.

Think about it...

He has no understanding of why he's not going to school anymore. He has no idea when he'll get to go back, or he will ever even get to go back. He's probably thinking, "Great, I'm going to be stuck in this house with Mom every day for the rest of my life!" I can't simply tell him, "Brandon you go back to school next week." He doesn't understand.  (Although, it doesn't stop me from explaining this to him, anyway.)

How frustrated he must be.

We will see how his temperament is when we go back in a few days. I am so excited for him to be able to get back to his normal routine.

As much as he's tested my patience over break, I was still so anxious to get back to see him after he spent the night at Nana and Poppy's last night.

I just love this little monster!


  1. You're such a good writer. Plus I love the pics! Hang in there for a couple more days! You got this!

    1. Thanks so much, Jeramy. We're hanging in there!

  2. I 'm so sorry girl. Praying for you and yes, a few more days!

  3. Oh you're so not alone!! Sometimes we break. We're Moms but also HUMAN! I cant wait for our routine to come back either. Thanks for writing this!!!

    1. Thank you! It's nice to know that other people are counting down the days too!

  4. I've been in that same situation many times. Routine is everything for Milo...and honestly I'm ready to get back to our routine, too! I totally know how you feel.

    1. I can't wait to see his face when we pull up to school. He's going to be thrilled!


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