Monday, February 25, 2008

Tucker Swap

Today marks one month without TV for Tucker. This may sound bizarre, but one month ago Katie threw out the idea of turning the TV off and seeing if it changed some of Tucker's quirky/frustrating behavior. Well, one month later, I am beside myself excited with the results. Tucker actually seems not only comfortable but happy in social settings. He talks to people who talk to him. He doesn't shut down when he gets scared or freeze when he he spoken to. I am so proud of him and thankful to Katie for suggesting that we try this.

For the first few days I thought this will never work, he won't be able to do this. Then as the days turned to weeks, none of us even miss the tv and he evolved into this new kid! (Chanel and I cheat once Tucker is in bed ---American Idol and Survivor are back on...what are we supposed to do???) I don't even know how else to describe it. Tucker is a totally different person.

Stay tuned (get it?...tuned?...) oh, I am so crazy.


Wendy said...

That right there is funny, I dont' care who ya are!!!

Anonymous said...

Dude, love that the TV has taken yall to a new level of being social for Tucker. Although Dakota doesn't seem to have any social issues as of now i just like the idea of turning off the TV and making life simple again with just playing with your toys and running around. I love your blog kel and i forgot how well you write. Keep up the good work, o yeah and i love the photos you posted of Tucker they are great!! smooches, kel*

Cotton Crew said...

you are amazing for doing this- go girl!