Monday, January 24, 2011
Will He Hit 5 Minutes By August?
It is unbelieveable to me that it can take Sean a half hour to dress. I have never known anyone with no physical issues who takes a half hour or so to dress. It takes him around 10 minutes to finish getting his pants on and almost as long sometimes for his shoes, not including tying. We won't even discuss the amount of time it usually takes him to tie them. It is literally painful to watch him dress. Part of it is because he is non-stop talking and wandering around the whole time and part of it is because he is so fussy and the underwear and socks have to be "just so" which necessitates getting said item of clothing partly on and then pulling it off and starting over--without adjusting the underwear and/or socks, like they will magically straighten themselves out. I have taken to going outside about 10 or 15 minutes into the process just so I don't lose it and it also helps to speed him up because he thinks I'm waiting for him. This morning John gave him a time limit. He starts dressing at 7:30 and John told him he needed to be done by 7:50. He just about made it. We're getting really concerned about this because he goes into middle school next year and will have PE. There is no way he can take a half hour to dress in a PE class. As I recall we had about 5 minutes, max. Will he hit 5 minutes by August? Time will tell, I suppose.