I just finished putting Ana's room back together. My three oldest went to the pool so it was the perfect opportunity. A quiet house, where my doing so won't trigger another freak out ! My pal Melissa had just asked me on FB is it's possible for Ana to " help" put her room bake in order after a " RAGE". This is my answer:
"Even the mere suggestion can send her into a rage. Not because she doesn't want to take responsibility, but because it reminds her of being out of control. She doesn't now where to start( ADHD), can't part with anything ( RAD) she just shuts down ! Since that day she will barely even go near her room. If I try even suggesting it she goes into a panic attack ( crying, snot running, drooling, histaria because it's " Too Scary"). She'll bribe, beg just about anything to be anywhere but !!!"
While cleaning I was thinking how I feel when my environment is messy/unorganized. Unsettled is the answer. I however compared with my kids personally have the ability to recognize the problem, formulate a plan of attack and put into action on my own.
There are still to many things out for my liking. At the top of my " To Do List" will be to purchase the piece of ply wood to repair her closet shelf and some plain curtains for her & Keish's closets and windows to minimize the visual input. Now off to remove the huge bag for the thrift store......
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