Friday, September 21, 2007
On a more serious note...
So today is Will's first day on meds for ADHD. For a little bit of background, we have seen a child psychologist as well as a child psychiatrist off and on over the past year because of Will's behavior at preschool and at home. The last three years have been hard in the child rearing department because even though we love him so so so much, the constant whirling around, escaping, hurting himself, up/down half the night, defiance, etc., has really worn us down. However, the most important thing is that we equip him with the tools he needs to be happy, successful and fulfilled in life and if that means we need medical help to do that, then so be it. This child was the easiest, sweetest, most affectionate baby and to be able to get that back, albeit in 4 year old form, would be the best thing to ever happen to us. We want to enjoy him, watch him grow, support and encourage him - not run/fuss behind him every moment of every day simply so he doesn't kill himself. I so hope this helps; this is my son, my child, my ultimate job, my greatest responsibility and I want him to have the very very best life he can. Please keep us in your prayers as we start this new phase in parenting.