It’s been quite a while, I know. Life has been… well, how can I put it? It’s been a lot of putting one foot in front of the other, with an occasional pause. And moving forward again. Are things running as smoothly as I’d like? Absolutely not. Are there still issues and kinks to be worked out? Yup. Such is life when being changed from the inside out.
On the parenting front, Little Man will be sixteen in less than a month. I can barely believe it! Homeschooling is still happening: it’s slow going, but it’s going. We’ve found a medicine that helps keep panic attacks at bay, and began a second medication trial to address ADHD: a revisit to an ADHD trial we did six years ago when he wasn’t taking anything for anxiety. A trial that ended badly, so quite honestly, if things don’t go well with the ADHD meds, I won’t be surprised. So far we’ve tried one medication, which didn’t go well. On to medication #2.
Despite the challenges my son lives with, he’s an amazingly caring teen who is wise beyond his years in many ways. I have a feeling he’ll hit his stride in his late twenties to early thirties.
This past weekend, we had some stormy weather that knocked out our power Saturday night. And after torrential downpours Sunday morning, the skies cleared for a few hours; just long enough for Little Man and I to venture out to our favorite local pumpkin patch. Enjoy a few photos of autumn at the pumpkin patch.