Jordan has started to ask a lot of questions (as if you don't know already!). The last week or so though, they have taken an interesting turn. I have been wondering how to answer these and thought that maybe I could get some advice from anyone who reads our blog.
Jordan has been discovering that there is something different about his brothers and wants to know what and why. He knows now that Josh takes up a lot of my time, but he is finally figuring out that most kids Josh's age don't do the stuff he does. So he has been asking if Josh is sick, or if why he can't walk or eat himself. His little friend Roman has a sister Josh's age that does all that and he just figured it out. So I have been trying to explain to a four year old about developmental delays and why he needs so much help. It's been hard trying to find a way to explain to him what is wrong. Especially when we don't really know ourselves. I can just say he has problems and we are waiting to get into some special doctors that can help him get better. So if you have any advice on how to possibly relate to a 4 year old, or just have an idea... please tell me!
Then if that is not hard enough, he has really started to ask questions about Trevor. He knows that Trevor has Autism, but has no idea what it is or anything. We told him that Trevor doesn't think like us and that is why he acts the way he does. He hasn't asked too many questions, but yesterday when Trevor was being really mean he told me, "Trevor has autism (in his funny way of saying it) and that is why he is mean and isnt' part of our family". So obviously something has been lost in the translation somewhere and we need to talk about it some more. So any advice?? I was thinking about how Jordan probably sees through his eyes what Trevor does, and he probably does think of him as just mean and bossy. I don't know how to talk to him in a way he will understand... apparently. Because we have never said he is not part of our family. I don't know how he came to that conclusion, but he did and we need to talk about it. So if you have any ideas, or anything please let us know! I know that it's not something everyone deals with, but what would you do if you had that problem??
And I am also attaching a couple pictures of Josh I took today. He was sick the last couple days and his ears were bothering him a lot. We started him on some motrin and antibiotic drops for his ears and he is doing much better.So today is the first day he has been smiling and laughing.
And that is our family today. Keep the comment coming, we love to hear from everyone!!
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