As kyle has gotten older the harder emotionally it has become for me. I see my son growing into a man physically but mentally he is still so young. It’s so hard to watch happen.
For the last couple months, Kyle has started growing facial hair. 😳I know. I feel the same way. I’ve been putting off the shaving attempts knowing it would probably be difficult for Kyle to handle, and plus it meant Kyle was one step closer to manhood.
Tonight was the night though. The hairs on his chin were getting out of hand and his “chops” were lookin long! I was feeling brave and Kyle has “prom” the first week of March, so he’s gotta look sharp!😉 so we went for it! At the kitchen counter cuz where else do you shave for the first time?!
He actually did pretty awesome! And how sweet is James shaving him? 😭 Kyle spit a lot, made the puke face several times but didn’t puke, and swatted at us the whole time but overall he did pretty good! I can guess the sensory overload he felt was pretty high. A buzzing, vibrating thing going over your face! He wanted a car ride at the end so we promised he’d get it if he made it to the end! Anything if he let us get to the end! And he did!
As soon as the razor was off he bolted out the front door and headed to the car. He made it to the grass….puke. Then to the back of the car…more puke….the whole time I’m trying to talk him through it, telling him he’s ok….then I opened my car door only to close it just in time for…more puke all over the side of my car. Now he’s crying. He walked back to the grass and throws up one last time…just as two nice older ladies were enjoying a nice evening stroll. 🤦🏻♀️ He’s crying, I’m standing there not knowing where to start and James is gagging.
By the grace of God Kyle stood up by himself (Cuz there was no way james could help get him up and not throw up himself at this point) and walked in crying. Up to the bath he went. At this point we all felt defeated, Kyle included.
Why did he throw up? I’m guessing the sensory overload was way too much? Going forward I know that we will probably have to desensitize him to the shaving process. Break it up into steps…everyday add a little bit more until we can shave his entire face in one sitting. Always a process.
It’s crazy that this is my life. It’s crazy that this happened. Cody and James hosed the puke fest off, and then life just…went on. No one blinks an eye. This is our life. Just another day in the life.
I don’t even know how to end this post. Other than….This sucks. And why does he have to grow into a man? It’s not fair for him, or me. I wish that things weren’t as hard for him…or me! But at least he will look great for prom! 😉