This has been a fairly peaceful week, in comparision. I don't know if its because of my medication kicking in or Jakes Concerta is finally out. I don't care. I will take the loving, happier Jakes anyday. Its not perfect and we still have a lot of work to do.
Last night Albert came to the house. When I was talking with Melissa about setting the service up, I asked for a male counselor. We've never had a male counselor before but with Jakes getting older, I thought it would be a opportunity to try and see how he responds.
Albert came right in and talked more to Jakes than to me. He got most of the information about Jakes and our problems from Jakes, I only chimed in when Jakes didn't have the answers. Jakes seemed to like Albert from the start, then when Albert started talking about science experiments and Mythbusters, Jakes was HOOKED! When Albert talked about Mythbusters, you should have seen Jakes eyes pop open!
Albert and Jakes set up some goals, Albert described to Jakes how he likes to conduct the sessions, and Albert gave Jakes some homework. That was it. Albert also gave Jakes lots of information about behaviors and such, especially when Jakes yelled at me while I was relating a story.
I think Albert is going to be a good addition to the team that's going to be working with me to get family harmony back.