I am really worried about Lily


I was woken this morning by the sound of Lily crying. When I went into her, she was hiding beneath her blanket sobbing away. I asked her what was the matter? She replied “I don’t want to go to school” I told her it was the school holidays. So she came out from the blanket and cheered up. It’s fair to say I am really worried about Lily.

Next Monday I am expecting this to be repeated. I don’t know what I can do to stop it either. Myself and Natalie have been talking over the school situation. We really don’t know what to do about it. Anyone who can help? It would be appreciated. Feel free to leave a comment or contact us directly through the email.

We had arranged for Lily to go to her cousins house. The one she saw yesterday. When I reminded her about that, she really cheered up. My brother came to pick her up and she went happily. After about 10 cuddles. Lily really doesn’t like leaving us. But she will, all be it slightly reluctantly if she’s going somewhere she likes.

An afternoon with Jack

That left me with just Jack for the afternoon. As he goes out with carers on Mondays. We just stayed at home. He wanted me to watch some episodes of Pokemon with him. Whilst also building some Lego. He got so many sets for Christmas and his birthday. I don’t think even half of them are built yet. This Lego Ninjago set is the one we are building currently. (Affiliate link)

Jack seemed to enjoy the fact I was doing his Lego for him. So he started playing on his Switch and left me to it. It wasn’t finished by the time he went out. So we agreed to finish it tomorrow.

I picked Lily up from her cousins. She had a really nice time, which was great. She didn’t want to come home, and got upset when it was time to leave. So we arranged for her to see him again tomorrow. It’s good that we were able to do that. But it’s another moment where I am really worried about Lily. She has always not liked leaving places. But she got really upset.

It feels like she is crying for help. But I don’t know how to help her. What do I do? It’s going to take a lot of thinking and guess work. To try and uncover what she needs. But we will get there. Just like we have done with Jack in the past.

My name is Adam. I live with my partner Natalie, and our 2 children Jack and Lily. Both children are autistic, it is now my mission to show what life around autism is like. Spread the awareness and gain the acceptance that autistic people deserve.

6 thoughts on “I am really worried about Lily

  • February 18, 2020 at 10:34 am
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    I hope you manage to find what is causing Lily so much anxiety about school so you can get it sorted. My DD is going through the not wanting to go to school phase but that’s due to bullies 😒

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    • February 18, 2020 at 11:24 am
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      Sorry to hear that. Just hope we figure it out soon, thank you.

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  • February 18, 2020 at 4:23 pm
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    Oh no! I hope you get to the bottom of what is causing Lily to be so worried and anxious around school soon! At least she was able to go and have fun with her cousins which would have taken her mind off anything that was worrying her!

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    • February 18, 2020 at 4:30 pm
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      Thank you. At least she can enjoy this week. But I am dreading the first day back at school 😬

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  • February 18, 2020 at 9:55 pm
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    I’m sorry to hear that she is feeling so anxious about school. I hope that between you and the teachers something can be sorted to help her to feel a little more settled.

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    • February 18, 2020 at 11:04 pm
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      Thank you. We will be going into the school to see if we can work our what’s going on. Fingers crossed we will start to get somewhere.

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