We went to
this weekend. The girls went to their FIRST real theatre. They loved it, but we ended up breaking Soleil. If you are familiar with this Latino "special" child, you know that there are animals up the wazoo in his show. The play was no different. However, they used puppets for many of the animals. The puppeteers were dressed in green outfits that matched the backdrops including gauze over their faces. I don’t think Luna noticed them. However, Soleil did.
The faceless "things" along with the scene changes got to her. She’s trying to comprehend all of this. Luna saw it as another TV show. Soleil didn’t. So Sunday was a nightmare! Soleil was acting insane, screaming, throwing tantrums, telling her sister to "shut up" (we had a calm discussion about THAT one). I could go on and on, but why?
I have been asking her open ended questions on the whole play. I am watching her body language to see what is bothering her. Clearly, the faceless guys got to her. The waterfall and river bothered her. The anaconda bothered her (even though we have seen real anacondas and they are cool!)
Slowly, I am trying to help her process this huge event that was more about understanding reality and less about Diego.
In other news, Luna is mostly potty trained! Whoohoo! Jay is doing "okay" on the new medication although we have daily discussions about what is progress.