Warning face

This is the face she makes when she is going to bite or claw.

It happens when she has been overstimulated, is anxious, or if he ate something she is reacting to.

It is usually followed by the eyes and head rolling back and quick hopping in place, while she claws you and growls through her clenched teeth, “Squeeze me, squeeze me, squeeze me.”

If I catch it straight away I can give her squeezes and hold her to help calm her down if not it takes a while to help her feel calm and relaxed.

I have to be very quick usually, I can catch it before the second phase.

Tendril Theory

I found this art today by Human Illustrations.

This is a great explanation, and so very true in this house.

We give verbal prompts with everything, 20 minutes until…, 10 minutes until, 2 minutes and we will…

This works great with all of us.

We just can’t shift gears as quickly as ‘do this now’.

It has made a huge improvement in family interaction.

We have done a colouring in, art project to explain to Sophia how this works.

She needed to know that we also need time to pull in our tendrils.

It has really helped her to be more patient with us as well as herself.

 

Tendril Theory Human Illustrations.jpg

Tendril Theory by Human Illustrations – humanillustrations.com

 

 

“The sink scared me to the death…”

I hear a squeal and a hiss from the bathroom and Soph comes running out.

“Meowma, the sink scared me to the death, and I only had eight lives left. So I tried again and it spitted and made loud noises again, and now I only have seven left!”

Oh no, poor Kitty, that must have been scary! Let me go fix it. I replied.

I went in and let the tap run until it ran properly again. She stood peeking around the corner with her ears covered, and squealed and ducked back every time it let out air.

It didn’t help that I jumped in fright every time it made that horrid hiss sound.

There was air in the lines and it scared her pretty bad, just as it does to me when it happens.

Situations like these are when you remember you have an anxiety disorder, it takes a while to calm our bodies back down, it is a physical reaction.

This is why we both really dislike being scared or unexpected frights.

Baking & Momizzle

After our bookwork and music…we baked daddy a cake just because he rocks.

GF of course so we can all have some. Yummy!

Later in the day….

“Momizzle may I have a mizzle?”

Yizzle swizzle gwizzle, you may have a mizzle.

“Would momizzle like a mizzletizzle?”

No thanks.

“You were meant to say nizzle.”

I love our conversations.

Translation:
“Mom may I have a mint?”
Yes, sweet girl, you may have a mint.
“Would mom like a mint too?”
No thanks.
“You were meant to say no.”