This blog is about my life as a mom, raising a son with a mood disorder. This is a tough journey and I hope that my words may allow others living with this illness see that they’re not alone. I’m also using this blog as a tool to process my own feelings and let go of the pain that I carry inside. If you’re new to this blog, check out my list of “Important Posts” in the right column and feel free to share your story with me. This blog shouldn’t be used for medical advice.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
For the First Time
Yesterday my oldest son wore jeans for the first time since kindergarden. That’s 5 long years of sweat pants! If you have a chid with sensory issues you’d understand what a big deal this was. For him, the scratchy, tight material of denim was like sandpaper on his skin, over time it became unbearable. But thanks to some hand-me-down jeans we got from my cousin (Thanks T!) we were able to pull them out when we realized that all his sweatpants were in the hamper. At first he was hesitant, but I reminded him that this was the year for “firsts” and thanks to his stability all things from the past may be new again.
So he gave it a shot, and it turns out, he loves them!
I know it seems ridiculous to get excited about something so small, but what it represents is so much bigger. Our son is feeling better.