July 8, 2013

Colorado Renaissance Festival

 
Its been a good 5 years since the last time I went to a Renaissance Festival, Caleb went but was to young to remember. So we were over due. We went, was nice to get out of the house. Was a little cloudy that day, which was fine so no direct hot rays.
 
Caleb was a little under the weather that day, was hard to get him engaged. A little info update: my son was recently diagnosed with ADHD, something that I already knew. I struggle daily with hyper activity and other tendencys. It has been brought to my attention by several teachers in his school that he was overly hyper. So I decided to try some medications to help him out a little, lowest dosage on the market. The ones he's on shows amazing strides for Caleb, he's calmed down and is now focusing on whats in front of him{its amazing, I cried seeing the results} however it makes him really tired.
 
So, normally being at this kind of event {festival} I would have to hold on to his arm/hand to keep him from bolting and running off etc. Was not the case at all, he wasn't interested enough. BUT I think he enjoyed it, just didn't communicate it with me. I bought him a wooden sword and that was the first smile I got from him the whole day. We ate yummy turkey legs and had some chocolate ice cream {another smile}. It was over all a nice and peaceful day for us.

4 comments :

  1. These are always so much fun to go to. And I'm glad you were able to visit. Hope you have a good day.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  2. I'm glad it's helping him. Often the side effects are temporary, just the nervous system adjusting to the meds. If not, after a few months you can try switching to a time release pill so there is less of a crash, or a patch like Daytrana.

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  3. I've never been to a Renaissance Festival. Looks like fun! Glad you all had a nice time. :)

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  4. Starting any kind of medication is always hard (even for adults), and it takes some time to adjust. I'm glad to hear that it's helping him. Attending this festival is probably just what both of you needed, a nice and relaxing day out together. =0)
    ~Kim

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