Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Back from Vacation; Back to Reality!!!!



Woke up this week to some pretty extreme anxiety issues. Not me—Nick. I was a little surprised, because with the break last week (Disney trip), I thought he might be back to his usual self. No. Actually, he’s a lot worse off this week. Gee, I thought going on three roller coasters would have done him in; but no--school--not Space Mountain, is the culprit…

Who would have thought?

To be very honest, my anxiety was high during some of this trip. Going on Space Moutain, and twice, did me in---and yes, I screamed; and I had to hold my sister’s hand (like a scardy cat ) on Soarin’, I mean, OMG—it’s simply not the thing to do if one is deathly afraid of heights---um, that would be me! But it was an incredible ride when my eyes weren’t sealed shut! Experience the ride yourself on this you tube that I've found: Soarin You Tube.

Oh, but I digress; Nick actually had to take yesterday off because his anxiety was much too high… I couldn’t make him go while he looked like he was about to have a panic attack. Instead, I emailed his teacher about the issue and she told me that she understood about his anxiety and will do everything to alleviate his stress. This includes not going to his homeroom class after going to his locker. Instead, he will be met with an aide to go to his lifeskills classroom (smaller class and easier for him to manage) and then he will be accompanied by an aide for his other classes. The teacher will also give him a special journal to write about his anxiety when he feels the need. (I have a feeling he will be writing a book today.).

Anxiety at school will surely be continued….

But Nick had a ball with his two cousins at Disney World… Here is a little preview…


Nick at Magic Kingdom... We visited Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and downtown Disney.


Epcot; London in Epcot; Nick and me at the entrance of our hotel; the view of the river at our hotel (we stayed at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort); below is an artist's cartoon drawing of the kids...



5 comments:

babs m said...

Glad you had a good time! Soarin' is definitely one of our favorites! Did you get the GAC? How did that go?

Holly Nappi Collins said...

Hi Babs,

I didn't get the pass.. we were there during the week and there were not a lot of huge lines or wait. We waited about 10-20 minutes for rides, except for Space Mountain and Soarin', (we did get a fast pass for some rides) but it wasn't so bad to have them wait a bit...and the kids were together, so the time went quickly!

Shea's Mom said...

Welcome home. Glad you had a nice time. I was getting a little nauseous just thinking about that ride but am better now.

Hope things calm down for Nick.

Missed you.

Tanya @ Teenautism said...

Welcome back! Looks like a fun trip - I'll have to try it someday. Sorry to hear about Nick's anxiety - hope you're able to figure out something that will work for him.

Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle said...

It sounds like you all had a wonderful time - I'm glad to hear it was a relaxing break! I hope things get better at school for Nick soon.