Friday, August 29, 2014

School Events and Meltdowns

School events have started for this school year. Last night was the kick off pep rally! Mr. Sexy and I are going to do our best to be "good parents" and go to each event we can. Even though neither of the boys are in sports, the oldest boy (Sean) plays in the high school band. In my opinion he should be in football. He definitely has the build but oh well. I can not mold him the way I want him. The even started out well. 

After about 20 minutes of us sitting in the bleachers waiting, Logan started getting loud. He had his ipad and was playing a game that is very stimulating to him. He gets excited, starts jumping up and down, flapping and yelling as loud as he can. People began to gawk. Granted we were outside and everyone was talking but Logan seemed to get several octaves above everyone else. So we took his game away in hopes of quieting him down a bit. WRONG!! This led to meltdown mode. A gruesome 20 minutes of flailing, screaming, hyperventilating and a down pour in sweat. Mr. Sexy had him the first 15 minutes or so and then I took over for the rest of the event. Every time we go closer to the crowd he would scream. Logan and I just hung out on the side until the pep rally was over. We have made the decision to not take his game with us anywhere we go and try to find something less stimulating.
Mr. Sexy was able to get a few pictures while i was comforting Logan. I was also able to capture the football team before I took over. 

Sean on the trombone

While sitting out of the crowd and somewhat by myself other than Logan I noticed a beautiful sunset. You can kind of see the pink behind Sean here but I got the following shots with my phone. Mr. Sexy had my fancy camera. 

A Calming sight to mark an ending to a horrific meltdown!

Here is to a school year full of events and meltdowns! 


  1. Oh, Melissa, that must be so hard! Especially when most people watching don't understand what's going on! I hope you'll be able to find a solution that keeps him occupied, but not overly stimulated during the game. Blessings.

    1. Im hoping maybe a couple of books and sticker books will help. I guess we will find out Friday


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