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.
Love the pumpkin patch shots! And your long-term view that your son will hit his stride eventually–in large part, thanks to your efforts, I’m sure . . .
Thanks so much!
Nice pumpkins, Susan. Bob
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Here’s a quick blast from the past. Well, a year ago anyway. We’re getting a lot of wet and overcast days with a sunny break for a day or two, and it’s pumpkin time again. The ADHD medicine trial we did a year ago went nowhere, so although my son lives with attention challenges, they’re not remedied with medicine. Please enjoy the photos of one of my favorite times of year!