Not literally, but close. Samuel screams. Loudly and high pitched. He can speak in complete sentences, actually when they evaluated him at the doctor he is speaking at a four year old level--yet he screams.
He screams when Makiah touches his blanket. Don't touch or move the beloved blanket.
He screams when you don't give him cheese or yogurt or anything else he thinks he needs from the refrigerator.
He screams when he gets told no. Which is quite often, I might add.
He screams when he can't watch a movie.
He screams when you touch his toys--even though 2.3 seconds ago you were playing together, now you aren't. Didn't you know?
My ears can't take much more. He has moved from telling you what's wrong to screaming and now added stomping his feet. As if screaming wasn't enough, as if we didn't hear him. It's quite a show. Unfortunately it makes me cringe and question my parenting abilities.
It also makes me not what to leave the house with him. Ever. I want him quarantined until the screaming disease is gone. Banished. For ever.
We have tried multiply discipline techniques to get him to stop screaming and nothing is working. Please, if you have any suggestions, send 'em my way. I am begging people. My ears are begging.
On a side note, Daniel is doing so many new things now. He is really improving in his abilities. He still has developmental delays, but he is progressing. He has an appointment with a Developmental Pediatrician in January. I just remembered I never wrote the post about him I was supposed to write. Well, it boils down to this. Daniel has tightness issues on one side of his body. At first we just thought is was developmental delays (DD), but his mama, who has been down the DD path before, felt like it was more. So I began doing research. I found some things that I didn't like. So I went to his pediatrician and she agreed that it was something more, but out of her diagnostic scope. There is a possibility that Daniel has a very mild case of Cerebral Palsy. If that is the case it is very mild because he is hitting other milestones, just not all of them. So we are just continuing with physical therapy for the tightness and delays until we know if there is more. He is progressing so that makes me happy. Right now he is on my lap, trying to help me type.
Potty update: Samuel actually peed in the potty yesterday, so we will see how it goes today.
Have a blessed and happy Wednesday.