The school holidays are always an interesting time, for families with autistic children. The Easter Holidays 2021 were no different for us. Jack particularly struggles with the school holidays. Like many autistic children, the sudden change of routine throws him out. He does enjoy time at home, especially spending all day in his bedroom. Watching TV and playing in his computer, he did become a teenager after all.
The lack of a rigid routine takes its toll and by the time we come to the end of the holiday. Jack can’t wait to get back to school. We do try to get routines in for the holidays, but it’s just not the same as when he’s at school.
It’s the complete opposite for Lily, who never wants the holidays to end. I’ve talked a lot about Lily’s problems at school, and there will be a lot more to come. There were tears Monday morning, but he first 2 days of school seem to have gone okay.
How we are doing as parents
As far as myself at Natalie go, we are getting on with things the best we can. The passing of Natalies mum at the end of March, has obviously hit her hard. The kids being off school 2 weeks, from the day after the funeral wasn’t ideal. It’s been nice to have a bit of quiet time over the last couple of days.
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That’s it for my little Easter Holidays 2021 update. I hope you all had a lovely Easter, if you celebrate. As always, thanks for reading.