Every now and again strategies for coping with behaviour that have worked for a while cease to have any effect and we are reaching that point in time. Our PASW has been on annual leave for a while (how do social workers get so much leave?) and has been unavailable to talk to and honestly? It’s been a difficult few weeks, hence the lack of posts, in fact I have started to write a few but struggled to put my thougts into words. We have had a number of meltdowns with many different reasons. I can only say that this is a difficult time of year, excitement over impending holidys, anxiety over saying goodbye to loved teachers, facing new challenges, new teachers, new environments, everything that really we should be avoiding. Girl’s head must be in turmoil.
Tonight we announced to Girl that she would not be attending her last day of school tomorrow and immediately it was like a weight was lifted from her shoulders. We witnessed Girl play nicely with toys, she was calm and considered, she listened and took on board suggestions about the game she was playing with her teddies and cars. This is unusual behaviour to say the least. It may have helped that Boy went to bed early because he is under the weather but she played so pleasantly that we gave her an extra hour before sending her to bed. It was lovely, a rare moment to be relished but definitely something so set the cogs whirring after such a difficult few weeks.
Weird but people are starting to pay attention, it’s like I shouted ‘All aboard’ and people are starting to finally shuffle aboard the train. Two interesting things happened today, firstly the health visitor finally appeared for Boy and agreed with me that yes he is delayed with his speech but that yes he is also very smart and we have a refereral to SALT impending, also that yes it is strange that he keeps falling over all the time and we are keeping an eye on that.
Secondly, Girl’s teacher requested a little chat with us this afternoon. The little chat went along the lines of please don’t worry too much right now about Girl’s eduction, concentrate on her emotional needs (little guffaw here, as if we don’t). The head teacher has said we can go and chat to her in Septmeber to see how they can help. Well. I like that. I like that a lot.
My blog was recently attacked and I lost everything. The whole website could not be retrieved by normal methods as the back-up was also affected. It felt like such a loss, all my thoughts and feelings obliterated by some unscrupulous hacker. I guess that it was random, I certainly don’t think I could offend anyone with the content of my blog, I am after all just a mummy trying to do the best by her family and sharing what I have learned, good or bad.
Anyway, I set straight into restoring the blog, I managed to retrieve my text by way of Google cache (thank goodness for these corporate giants that want to store every bit of your online life) and had a bit of a re-design but as I have been super-busy (as always with the super-weekends) it’s taken a little time and I have had no time to update my posts. A lot has happened these last few weeks so expect some posts soon!