Good manners never hurt a situation,...especially when that situation is dealing with sleep issues at 2 am,...and boy are sleep issues an issue,...because there are no easy answers.
Some nights are better than others,...and some nights are even very nearly perfect,...but last night wasn't one of those nights,...and with communication difficulties it's tough to know exactly how to help your child through a restless night,...especially when you are a wee-bit sleep deprived yourself,...but Isaac is Isaac and he puts his own matchless spin on everything,...even a restlessness night...because at one point,...he accidentally bumped my head,...and he knew it was an owie,...and out of the darkness comes this little voice, "Excuse me!"
The cuteness factor was high,...but even more so was the consideration for another,...either that or he wanted me to apologize for having my head on that portion of the pillow,...but that didn't seem to be the gist,...it was a sincere apology at 2 am,...that offered this sleepy Mama,...so much hope,...and at 2 am,...you sometimes need some hope,...because sleep issues are totally twilight zone fare,...none of it makes sense,...especially at 2 am.
Eventually whatever sensory issues were disturbing our little guys sleep were dissipated,...and we clocked in at least seven hour or so,...broken up,...but at this point,...who cares,...sleep is sleep,...and after his brunch/breakfast Isaac is zooming around the house like he got a full twelve hours or so
Preschool starts back in a few weeks,...and a lot of targeted therapy goals for our summer haven't been met, but a lot of goals,...that weren't even on the radar,...like improved imitation and BURSTING vocabulary, and rudimentary social manners,...have appeared out of no where,...and Yes,...Isaac chalks up a lot of smiles and comments when we're in public and going through a crowd and our polite little guy is spouting, "Excuse me,...excuse me" - and - "Thank you," --- so that's a huge and unlooked for plus and a benefit from those emerging imitation skills.
What can we do, but keep on, keeping on,...our little guy is still a little guy and he's got a lot on his plate, and we're all doing the best we can,...here,...and the good manners,...they don't hurt the situation,...especially at 2 am.
Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!