My name is Lindsay and this is just so I don't feel guilty for not keeping a written journal...


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Garret wisdom

There are parts of living with Garret that I've kept somewhat private when it comes to the blog.

Perhaps he would never know or even care, but I try to protect him as that is part of my job.  (Though I've alluded to things, I hope to never use his more embarrassing quirks for entertainment.)


So in all seriousness I want to share something exciting.

When 3 months ago we started him on the GFCF diet we hoped to calm his hyper fits and improve sleeping habits.  Since then neither of those things have changed much but we're discovering other small steps of growth.  I'm not yet certain it's the diet, but it's enough to keep us going.  ...For now.

This morning (he's home from school with a cold) Garret had been doing his typical bouncing from room to room, laughing, throwing laundry, and just having fun Garret-style.  He suddenly approached and handed me a new diaper.  Sometimes he hands me random things to get me to the kitchen for a snack, but upon inspection I realized he had taken his diaper off from under his long pajama shirt.  "Good job Garret.  Thank you for letting me know!".  I was pleased with his alertness.  He was redressed and off to continue galloping through the house.   A few minutes later he returned to the living room, sat on his favorite chair and began to cry.  He wouldn't look at me and put his hands over his face.  For a moment I figured he just wasn't feeling well, but with a whiff I knew he had used that diaper for a good purpose.  I went to help him freshen up and was surprised that he no longer had the new diaper on.  When he was clean and redressed he followed me to his room where I found the mess.  As I cleaned his tears quickly turned to giggles and bounces.  He leaned on me with a smile as I praised and hugged him.

When it comes to these delicate matters he hasn't shown much awareness.  Could that be changing?  Time will tell, but it's looking pretty good.


BY GOLLY he's handsome.

9 comments:

Daughter of Eve said...

Quietly rejoicing with you, mother to mother. Heavenly Father was right to entrust Garret to your tender mercies. :)

Christy Jones said...

I Will celebrate his accomplishments with you! Way to go Garret. He is an amazing child with an amazing mom!

Becca Jane said...

We love your family so so much!

Maecy said...

I am with Daughter of Eve about the trusting. You and Garrett are both amazing!

nuttbutts said...

I just love that kiddo! I kind of got a little teary. I would hope that no one would ever use anything to mock that little guy. He is too sweet. Just let me know if they do, I will TAKE them OUT!

Brenda said...

If anyone EVER mocks our Garret, watch out for this Grandma-Bear. No one mocks MY grand-cub. What a sweet, wonderful post. I'm so proud and awed by you.

Jen said...

Hugs to you and to Garret. And yes, he is very handsome!

kerry b said...

So very awesome!! Jordan started changing his own pullup a couple of months ago but has not shown much else in terms of being interested in the toilet. I know these are the steps to our guys becoming more independent :0)

DebZ said...

=) sniff, sniff =)

Gadgets By Spice Up Your Blog