I took Charlotte swimming last night and she was really out of it. Not interested in playing, mostly sat with her arms wrapped around her knees in the shallow water while I swam laps and did some stretching. Then she got out of the pool and sat on a bench with a towel. I was a little frustrated actually, but decided she didn't have to be happy or have fun and that isn't my job, so I just did my thing. I went and got in the hot tub and she came and sat next to me on the side and talked for a while. She said, "I was feeling overwhelmed and aggressive, so I sat on the side." There were some boys splashing too much and that was bothering her, and she recognized it and took action to prevent acting out. And I am glad I didn't push her because that might have had a more explosive end. I was very proud of her for recognizing that feeling and taking positive appropriate action to prevent issues.
Oh and even though he was really upset and insisting he wouldn't go when I first told him about the summer social skills camp, he rallied and did well at the screening I had to take him to earlier this week. He asked some questions and now seems to have come around to the idea.
New to posting here, but thought I'd add one. DD had two ballet recitals this weekend. I was worried it would be too overwhelming & she wouldn't participate. Luckily, I was wrong! She held hands with the middle school helper, but was able to follow along and do the moves. I was offstage during the first, and DD waved enthusiastically at me. She was so proud afterward.
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