“It has been nice to have respite” A comment made by my girl who has been home from school this week, ill. An innocent comment referring to the fact that we were having one on one time. A comment that stopped me in my tracks. Respite. We are fortunate to have been granted hours by…… Continue reading Time to think.
Why I don’t do Elf on the Shelf. Tomorrow is the big day. I know for many families this is tradition. I know many families have a lot of fun and joy in doing it, but for us, it’s not to be. Imagine this. My girl at home. A place where she feels safe, a…… Continue reading No Elf on our shelf.
Discipline and Autism. It has been a hard week. Not with Autism, but with judgements. Judgements and comments. I received a message, this was part of it. “….seeing *****’s behaviour every morning and seeing no discipline” A message that tore another layer of my breaking heart. It isn’t the first time someone has said this,…… Continue reading Discipline and Autism.
Stressed. Won’t get dressed. Restless. Won’t eat breakfast. Fearful. Shouting and tearful. Scared. Won’t let me brush her hair. Panics. Hits and kicks. Confused. Tooth brushing refused. Angry. Complaining of being hungry. Bored. Instructions ignored. Withdrawn. Agrees to put clothes on. Grumpy. Uniform feels lumpy. Frustration. Says no to medication. Rude. Shouts for food. Angry.…… Continue reading School, an emotional journey.
A fear of Autism. A fear of my girl. A fear of being out of control. A fear for the future. I fear them all. I feel them all. A fear of today. A fear of tomorrow. A fear of being alone. A fear for family. I fear them all. I feel them all. I…… Continue reading Fear.
When you have had a hard afternoon, When bedtime cannot come too soon, When you are feeling sad and full of woe, When you feel you’ve reached your all time low, When you’ve sat and watched her scream and shout, When you have no idea what it’s all about, When you take a deep breath…… Continue reading It’s not bad.
You know those days where everything goes wrong? Then you look back and over analyse it and then it seems worse? Today has been just that. It started off bad and then lingered all day. My girl was just in one of those moods. The “I absolutely must be in charge of everything” moods. It…… Continue reading What a day!