Whatever. We've been doing toilet training since last Monday. It's going well. I guess? I want to talk about a very big accomplishment that Anthony had this week but I am unsure about the etiquette involved here. I am not, believe it or not, a person who really likes to talk about poop. I'm not a fan of scatalogical humor, I'm against it ALL. BUT this is what's going on in our lives and it's not a joke, and it IS a big accomplishment, so I'm just going to say that Anthony pooped in the potty at school on ... see now I can't even remember. I guess it was Monday afternoon. I can't imagine the insanity that went on in that bathroom - I know that it had to be crazy and I hope he appreciated it. I hope it was a big deal to him, too, because really, it's his victory.
He is doing well. He is the most patient, wonderful boy. I hope that this all works out for him because I can't imagine anyone being more compliant or working harder at something. I think of training Maria, for example, and what would it would be like to have that jungle cat on the toilet for as long as we've had Anthony there, and - ugh, it's not pretty. But he's been great. His therapists that came home were great, too, we've had a really positive experience overall. Even though I know that it's not about OUR experience, we are the ones who are aware of it, so I guess it bears mentioning.
We're not finished yet - he just moved today to 30 minutes off the toilet and 5 minutes on and that's a LOT of toilet time, but we are definitely moving in the right direction and that's all I can ask for, really. He has had a few behaviors this week already and he had one horrible, horrible night where he fell asleep before 7:00 and only slept until 11:00 p.m. and then was up until SIX a.m. and had to go to school on Monday. Yesterday, speaking for my own self, sucked too, sleep-wise, because Veronica was up at 4:20 and I couldn't go back to sleep. I am PREGNANT, I keep wanting to tell them, and have it matter. I need to get some REST, but no one cares. Well, Mike cares, he came home for lunch yesterday so I could take a nap but I still felt sick and horrible all day from it. And then I have to DRIVE a big VAN with all my KIDS in it. Oy. Anyways, back to Anthony. He is doing well, today they have a horse coming to the school to do some riding. I hope someone gets a picture. Later this week they are going to the State Fair, so I hope he enjoys that too. He is some amazing person.