Last night the most amazing thing happened. I know some of you who read this will see it as "normal" behaviour. In our house, I can assure you it is not her "normal", it is HUGE progress!
After her first day back to school after spring break, I have to say it went fairly well. She stayed on green all day long. She seemed to be in a decent mood, but not with out the usual stick poking and general dirty looks we have come to expect. To be honest, it was just a regular day in the life. And then something extraordinary happened.
We were going about our regular bedtime routine, and were about to head upstairs when she shocked me into almost silence for several minutes. She looked up into my eyes ( a HUGE thing in and of itself), and said "Mommy, lets stick together like glue until bedtime" and proceeded to put her little arm around my waist and "glue" her bum to my thigh as we walked up the stairs. We unglued long enough to brush her teeth and go pee, and even those things, which are usually a fight, went well. As soon as we were done with the hugs all around, she just wrapped her arm around me again and we three leg walked to her bed. She unglued reluctantly and held me tight as we said our prayers. As I walked out of the room, she said "I love you, mom, see you in the morning" and she REALLY meant it! I loved every minute of it!
This morning she was back to her "normal" tricks. Pretending she didn't know how to open the pantry, eating her breakfast like a three year old, dirty looks galore, pretending to not know how to get out of the van, but I got a whole thirty minutes of pure love the night before, and that gives me hope! I can endure all the stick poking if I can see the hope!