The past few days have been good. Not quite as wonderful as Friday, but definitely good. I'm really hoping we're over the worst of it, at least for now. Having a few better days has given me the chance to refill my proverbial cup though, and I feel calmer and more able to handle whatever comes.
Maya has in fact been doing some of the things her therapist was concerned that she wasn't showing interest in (playing with dolls, etc.). As usual, she's just on her own timetable and likes to keep us guessing. She's been that way all her life. At 10 months the nurse was concerned that she wasn't pulling to standing in her crib and threatened occupational therapy if she hadn't done it by her 12 month visit. Little stinker went home and did it that very afternoon!
We also had a major lightbulb moment the other day when Jay suddenly realized that the very worst of her behavior had corresponded with our instructing her preschool not to keep napping her each day. She was suddenly without that extra 90 minutes of sleep (which at four years old she really doesn't need and which was killing us when she didn't want to sleep at night) but she hadn't adjusted her nighttime schedule either, so she was in fact even more sleep-deprived than usual. This for a child whose parents defined "not enough sleep" as a key issue. Well duh! Gee, do you think that might have been a factor! Idiots. She's got idiots for parents. (Not to mention all the professionals who kept insisting that our trip to Italy was the reason, despite the fact that the trouble didn't start for several weeks after we returned! Asshats.)
In any case, we seem to be on a more even keel now, long may it remain.
Here's to a better 2008.
(Oh, and just for added fun Itai woke up with a bad cold and complaining of a sore throat and upset stomach this morning. He was supposed to have a math test today, but since he's very confident about that I don't think it factored in. This is the first time he's actually asked to stay home sick so I gave him the benefit of the doubt and sent him back to bed, and an hour later he's still sound asleep.)