Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Big Brother

So when it comes to Dakota, we mostly see him running around trying to get or avoid stimulation and it comes out in a LOT of ways. NON-STOP talking, not being able to sit still, closing ALL the doors in the house, playing with the lights, etc. He also:

lines up cars

and if Eli touches, thinks about touching, looks at, or is playing with his own cars near Dakota's, then Dakota has a panic attack. And YES Dakota has ALL 50 something cars memorized. So if Eli is messing with his, Dakota knows.

or movies

or at times you see this

What you can't see in the above pictures is Dakota's OCD face and how he is frantically doing this behavior. I'm not even sure I can put it into words. He runs frantically doing the above from room to room or task to task. For example if he has to go to the bathroom, he will repeat the process above until ALL his cars are in the bathroom with him. I've tried to explain this to people before and until they see it they really don't understand. Because when you see it up close it can be a bit disturbing.

So while we see these things in Dakota EVERY SINGLE DAY, we get a little weepy when he does something so very sweet and that is taking care of his little sister after we switched her from the crib to the toddler bed.

nap the first day

but the first night when we checked on Faith we found this

the second night this

so Brice put him back in his own bed.

Then last night (or I should say this morning) we found this

I think she prefers her big brother taking care of her.


  1. How sweet! Cant believe faith is in her own bed now! She has gotten so big and her hair is so long now! i guess maybe i should see if P is ready for one. That's so sweet that Dakota was taking care of his little sister <3