It must be the half term holidays! Yesterday Jack stayed in his room until 7pm. Then he came downstairs and wanted me to watch Pokemon with him. I let him watch 3 episodes, thn he had to go to bed.
Today when he got up. He was very edgy and argumentative. Yes it definitely must be the half term holidays. Even just the change of 1 week is enough. It’s a pretty common thing with autistic children. They don’t like a change in routine as a general rule.
Trip to my parents
Today we went to my parents for dinner. Like we do most Sunday’s. We go the route every time. If we to go a different route it would set Jack off immediately. Just one different turn and he wants to know where we are going.
When we got to my parents. My brother, his wife and my nephew were there. They also had their dog with them. So two dogs to fuss over makes Jack extra happy. The extra people being there that he’s not expecting. Always effect Jack to some degree. His right led was visibly shaking a lot.
But he was all about the dogs as usual. Then started to talk to everyone in typical Jack fashion. At some point I should document a conversation with Jack. If you’ve never talked to him. It’s hard to explain what it’s like. He did really well though. At one point he went and sat between his auntie and uncle. With their dog sat on his lap.
It wasn’t so long that Jack would have refused to go in the house. I would have had to go around the back, and sit with him in the conservatory. It was mostly because of his cousin. Who he was worried might cry. But now he has got older. Jack isn’t worried about that anymore.
Lily absolutely loves playing with her cousin. So she had a great time while he was there. They roped grandma into playing hide and seek. Which she really enjoyed.
Yes it must be the half term holidays
So after a argumentative start to the day. It actually went really well. Hopefully it will continue that way. It will need lots of reassurance for Jack. Plus stimulating his sensory issues, and keeping him busy. But also not making him over tired. Otherwise that causes problems. For Lily, it’s a case of keeping her entertained. But she is still complaining of headaches . Which is worrying me.
But yes, it must be the half term holidays. No rest for 9 straight days. Time to brace yourself autism parents.