Some days I just want to cry. Why does everything have to be a battle?
It is getting to be cold where I live and I've been trying to get Alan to wear his jacket to school this week.
Monday and Tuesday I just asked him to put it on and he refused.
Yesterday he got physically aggressive with me (hitting and headbutting me) when I insisted he wear his jacket. Finally I ended up putting the jacket in his backpack for them to try at school. Of course, they didn't go out yesterday and the jacket came home in his backpack.
Yesterday afternoon I had the brilliant idea that if he wanted to go outside after school he would have to wear his jacket. He opted to stay inside and just watch videos.
This morning I tried again. He grabbed his harness for the bus and I told him I wouldn't put it on until after he put on his jacket. So he put the jacket in his backpack.
To add insult to injury, he was wearing his jacket when we picked him up from camp Sunday afternoon and they didn't say anything about him resisting. It obviously fits and there don't seem to be any sensory issues with the material.
I guess if school can't get him to wear it, I just let him be cold? Truthfully, he is such a tough kiddo he probably isn't terribly cold although he was shivering waiting for the bus on Tuesday and Wednesday.
I'm tired, frustrated and out of ideas.