Home for the holidays

It's 8:32am, and I'm sitting in my chair winding down from my day. I know you're thinking – you're up at 8am and functional? What gives?

Of course, I'm still up from yesterday. I'm about to go to take a nap in a few minutes to try to adjust back to the ways of the followers of the daystar today, and hopefully get in my Christmas shopping. Starting at 7am today, I'm off on vacation until 9:30am on the 31st, and then I'm only there for a few hours, then I get the 1st off, then I'm back to work for a full day on the 2nd.

Billy's vacation starts today, and is a bit longer than that.

I'm a bit apprehensive about the lack of structure. For both of us. There's going to be some winds whipping us around a bit, some holiday events here and there we have to attend to, but for the most part, we've no structure in our days. This has the potential of being awesome, or getting us into trouble. Billy got pretty weird on Thanksgiving with the lack of structure. He was getting very confused and upset about why there was no school and no "apple box day", which is how he refers to our weekly fruit and vegetable delivery service (in part because I use an apple in his visual schedule to indicate it's coming today, and it's been a tradition since he was born that he interacts with the box upon arrival, and he's been snacking on it immediately since he could have solid food (in fact, his first solid food ever was a result of him sneak attacking a blood orange I was eating from the box – he bit it right out of my hand when I wasn't paying attention).

We'll have to play this by ear. I'm hoping I can find some way to give him a bit of structure. I just need to figure out how.

2 thoughts on “Home for the holidays”

  1. You could try making a loose agenda to follow, perhaps just one day's agenda to repeat each day – and allow for "visit time" – calling your run around/visit/errands time the same thing could be helpful, maybe? Good luck, and enjoy! 🙂

    1. That's not a bad idea. I do like the concept of a fixed schedule. I don't know how that'd play out in real life (and he's not yet aware of specific times, just doing rituals in specific orders). I may have to whip up something portable for him in iPrompts.

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