As Logan would say, ba-ba ba-da-BAAA!
(Translation: general excitement and success)
Even though last week proved to be harder than I expected, I feel so much better halfway through Week 2. For one, I’ve heard from so many supportive people with tips and encouragement. For another, we finally had Logan’s evaluation with a psychologist today, so we can now say we have a medical diagnosis of PDD-NOS, or pervasive developmental delay-not otherwise specified. It’s a mouthful, but it was helpful to hear her praise several of Logan’s skills and to know that he is actually advanced in some areas–just pretty much woefully behind in others, namely social interaction, empathy, and expressive language. But everything she had to say seemed like good news to me because knowing what beast we need to fight obviously makes choosing how to fight it much easier.
And on top of that, I think I actually successfully cooked a meal tonight.
We went to the park after daycare, so by the time we got home, I was worried about being able to make something (anything–CF or “normal”). I decided to try mac ‘n cheese another try, this time not from a box but from a recipe using just noodles, chicken stock, salt, and shredded CF cheese. It was actually super easy; just as easy, in fact, as normal boxed mac ‘n cheese. In fact, it might not actually count as “cooking,” since it was little more than boiling water. But–little victories, right?
I made sure not to call it mac ‘n cheese, though, so Logan wouldn’t be upset that it wasn’t “real.” I simply called it “funny noodles,” since I made it with whatever weird-shaped noodles happened to be in my pantry. I also gave him raw green pepper slices, cherry tomatoes, and blueberries. And — who would have thought — he ate it!
All in all, today was a great day going into tomorrow — Logan’s first day of pre-K!