I'm feeling optimistic. Tristan had a great day!
He came home, had snack and did his homework with little trouble. He was able to play outside for a little while before baseball practice. He got in trouble for throwing rocks (which he knows is strictly forbidden,) and sat in time out like he was supposed to- no tantrums!
Still no sign of his hearing aid. Last Thursday, he did not pick up his hearing aid when I asked him to, and his baby sister picked up the hearing aid off the floor and sucked on it. The battery compartment opened and she swallowed the battery. Needless to say, we had an hasty run to the emergency room where a quick x-ray revealed the battery floating in her tummy. We were all terrified and I think it really impacted Tristan more than I initially thought.
His teacher called me yesterday and told me that he'd been talking about it at school. We talked for a minute and it occurred to me that maybe he had hidden the hearing aid. I've scoured his room to no avail. I asked him about it and he admitted that maybe he had hidden it, but couldn't recall where he put it.
I've been telling him that we're not angry at him and it wasn't his fault that the baby ate the battery, but that it's important not to leave his hearing aid lying around. It's hard to say exactly what's going on in his head, but I'm hoping he doesn't feel guilty.
I'm just hoping that hearing aid shows up soon, otherwise we're going to have to shell out a couple thousand dollars for a new one.