Little girl in Isaiah’s archery class, I know you’re too young to understand.
I wish I could explain to you that it’s his OCD that makes him move your arrows from the first orange cone to the second. You see the very first time he came to this class that’s how the arrows were set up. So now, he will always be uncomfortable if the arrows are not the same way.
It will be an itch he can’t scratch.
A stray hair in his eye he can’t grab
A tiny grain if sand stuck in his shoe.
And if I do try to explain it to you, or your mom, there’s no guarantee that you won’t tell the other kids.
Next week, we would come to class and all the other kids would be staring and whispering as we came in the gym.
While this week you guys all laughed and had a great time together. Thought he was funny for drawing faces on the balloons and played fake basketball while you waited to shoot.
Maybe next week, if you knew there was a word for why he moves your arrows, Every. Single. Time. He would become the weird one. The different one.
I’m sorry little girl. You’re really sweet and patient, and you and Isaiah seem to have a great time together in class. I just can’t ruin that for either if you.
Hey little Girl! Good job sticking up for yourself! You put both of your arrows in the same cone! Rock on with your bad self. You’re gonna be just fine!
This blog has been mostly about Isaiah and his Sensory Processing Disorder, less about his allergies and his Tic Disorder that started at 4. There were some warning signs that Isaiah was going to develop OCD. And it has happened. My son has OCD. If your child has OCD here’s some things I would recommend.