Anthony has been going to Little Star 2.5 days a week and to his regular school 2.5 days a week for a few weeks now and it, like every other thing is going okay now, although I was worried about it in the beginning. We couldn't do it this way without Little Star, because his therapist takes him to his school on Wednesday afternoons. If she didn't, I'd take Maria and Veronica to school and then Mike would take Anthony to LS, then I'd take Felicity to her preschool at 9:00 and then at 12 I'd go get Anthony and take him to LS and then at 2:00 go get Felicity and then at 3:15 get the girls and then be home by 3:50 to meet the busy, which is *crazy town*, so I'm glad I don't have to do it.
I think he likes being back at Little Star so much, so it's good for now. I'm guessing that what that means is that it will be a matter of months before the insurance company decides that he doesn't even get 20 hours a week anymore and then the shit will really hit the fan. We are already struggling so much with his behavior, it is definitely crazier and worse since he started at his school, getting his free and public education, but what can we do? I am really beat down at this point, just hoping for the best and expecting the worst.
Mike is at church, we have decided to stop going all together. Anthony just has too hard a time going and sitting still AND being quiet for one hour. The way that he is noisy is SO noisy that there's no way that it's not disturbing to everyone around him. Maybe someday we will be able to go again but today is not that day. Maybe if we get a dog, maybe if Anthony has a turnaround, maybe if his sisters EVER grow the hell up so they can be counted on for good behavior.
He has been having a lot of fun with his respite care. Yesterday he went to the Rhythm Discovery Center downtown, where he made a drum (broken today already by Felicity) and played the drums for a long time. Christina, his respite girlfriend, said that they have drum circle type thing every Saturday and that he did pretty good, so maybe he can go again. Today he is doing a rare Sunday activity with her, she is making up some hours and the company where she works is doing a group outing, so that should be fun. I mean, I feel like if you asked Anthony and he answered he would say he has a pretty good life, that he's pretty happy. Sometimes he is unhappy and sometimes he is frustrated, but who isn't? Overall, we are doing okay, and I am praying every day and night that we get that dog and that the insurance company doesn't mess with us for a while. Keep the faith!