I am trying to clean, write and type while watching the boys at the same time. I told them to play in their room while I cleaned because I have bleach water out and there's dirt everywhere. I don't even have the animals in the kitchen and living room right now.
I thought I was smelling something burning but figured it was coming from outside since I have the windows open. I suddenly hear Lucien, my 3 year old, screaming in pain and I run in to see what happened.
Xavier stuck a penny between the fan plug and the socket and was creating sparks of electricity and one happened to hit Lucien. He was laughing and kept doing it! I promptly pulled him away and put him in time out and checked Lucien out. He seems fine and the doctor has told me what to look out for.
I've made several calls to the neurologist they see and their therapists and I've got appointments set up for him to be seen.
I swear, I think I just lost a few years off my life.
He is. They're having lunch now. I just don't know what's gotten into Xavier. Some days he's an angel, but more than not he's gotten very defiant. He knows what he did and that's what has got me concerned.
There's a lot of other things going on and the pediatrician believes it has more to do with his autism. I'm just frustrated.
I just put Lucien down for nap and had a talk with Xavier. I asked him why would he do something that I've told him not to do. He could have hurt himself and Lucien did get hurt. He told me, "Mommy, I didn't find my center this morning. I'm sorry."
Needless to say, he is now meditating to find his center. I can't make heads or tails of this kid.
Loc: Moreno Valley, Ca
Very interesting... Did he learn that all on his own? (the meditation i mean) My nephew stuck a bobby pin in the socket last month and ust burned the tips of his fingers. My sister was so worried. They ruched him ER. He is fine now. Kids can do strange things i tell ya
I stuck a fork in an outlet when I was a kid. I asked what would happen before I did it, my Grandma told me it will shock you, don't do it. I figured it would be like the operation game, and would be fun. SO I did it.
Thanks. It's just been one thing after another today. I got an email from my friend who works with autistic children saying they isolated the autistic gene and believe it's maternal. That made me feel a whole lot better...not!
Isolation of the gene will prove helpful in the long run. besides would you blame someone for giving birth to a baby with no legs or a blind child ? No, you hope for the best. It doesn't matter whether the gene is maternal or not, but now that they know it will help research.
I am glad they are okay though. Kids will try anything no blame needed, non-autistic children have done much more dangerous things trust me. It's just life.