Sunday, 6 September 2009

Another Miracle well really a solution

My son Hayden has many challenges in life but sometimes he is the one putting the challenges our way. Like bedtime.

I think the photo says it all. Every piece of his clothing from every draw has been thrown on the floor every night for the last 3 weeks. Although on the night of the photo I was smiling, well slightly, most nights I feel despair as I open the bedroom door. What was I going to do about it? I am not so concerned about the removal of his pj's because they were always replaced with at least 3 shirts, track pants and occasionally togs as well.

I guess I am a slow learner because at the beginning of last week I came up with a solution and out to the shops I went.

Now look....

Firstly I removed everything from his drawers. How he no longer looks in them or pulls them over.

Instead I bought a hanging thing for the wardrobe. The sort I think you would put shoes in or such like, and packed his clothes in. This now hang among the clothing and the boxes of Nutrini, Hayden's overnight feed, extension sets, that hook Hayden up to his feed from his mckey button and overnight nappies. About six weeks food supply can be see here. Usually there is three months supply. The one bag on nappies lasts us 4 nights. The rest are stored elsewhere.

Out come is that the wardrobe has no handle so Hayden does not get in and now I do not have to fold and repack drawers every night. Yay.


Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news, Tamara. Slowly getting there. That is a lovely set of drawers, too :) Let's hope he leaves the clothes in the cupboard shelves. What sort of storage does he have at the Respite Centre ? Maybe you can copy that, or they can teach him not to destroy your house doing what he was doing !

Good Luck !


Anne-Marie said...

Glad you found a solution.