Who’s Not Coping With The School Holidays?

I’ve talked about how Jack has been struggling with the school holidays. The change of routine etc..And how Lily seems to be struggling with everything at the moment. But who’s not coping with the school holidays the most? Probably me.

I’ve not been having the best of weeks. I’ve been a bit all over the place. For some reason I’ve been feeling really tired. So having the kids at home all day. Has been pretty challenging. I’ve tried to keep them entertained, but the horrible weather hasn’t helped. Getting outdoors hasn’t really happened.

I’ve spent most of the week dropping things and getting everything wrong. But as much as I wanted to just go to bed. I couldn’t, you just have to get on with it. Lily has kept herself busy with Art. Everyday she has been doing something. She’s got me helping her at times. Other times it’s too secret and no one is allowed to see. 

Lily’s Art Gallery

Not wanting to be left out after I talented with Jack. About heel ping me with my website. Lily wants to help as well. So we talked about creating a sort of Art Gallery page, to showcase her work. She was a bit worried that the work, would have to be very good to show people. I told her all art is good, and people would like to see her work.

It’s just a bit of fun, and makes Lily feel like she has a reason to be creative. Which I think is good. So I will look at working on that over the next few days. I might have started something here. But it’s cool. If they want to help me and are enjoying it. Then it should be fun.

A glimmer of hope with Lily and school

Lily said she wants to go back to school to see her friends. Which was a huge announcement that came out of nowhere. I still think it’s going to be a difficult morning on Monday. But at least there’s some hope now. Whilst I am starting to think a move to a special/enhanced resources type school is the long term solution. The effects of having to leave her friends if we do that. Is a major concern. 

It would bring a lot of difficulties and involve a lot of tears. But there’s going to be a point where a decision has to be made. The next few weeks are going to be very important regarding Lily’s future.

Jack loves Pokemon

Jack was calm for the most part yesterday. I finally finished setting up his punch bag. Which he was really pleased with, and gave it a little test. Now I need to organise his room and get it in a suitable position. But with the amount of Lego that’s everywhere. In and out of boxes. That’s not going to be an easy task.

He wanted to watch Pokemon with me again. We are watching the original series, that came out when I was still at school. Something that Jack finds really fascinating. I remember watching it occasionally, but I was older by the time it came out. Jack can’t understand why I don’t know everything about these episodes. The way he does about Pokemon. Tell him a Pokemon’s name, and he can tell you what type it is. What region it’s from and what it’s moves are. He thinks everyone else should do as well.

I can’t remember all that stuff 5 minutes after Jacks told me. Which he gets annoyed with sometimes. Then there’s his newest obsession Secure Contain Protect. He knows everything there is to know about SCPs. Whilst I have no idea. One major problem we have is Jack can’t grasp that these things aren’t real. I’m going to work on a post, to explain how Jack can’t separate reality and fantasy in the coming days.


Today is Friday and it’s not raining. So I’m going to try and get the kids outside. I’d like to go for a walk. But I can’t really take them on my own. Jack is supposed to be two to one care at all times. I’m the only person who takes him out on their own. And even then I will only do it locally. Taking them together is too much for anyone. 

They can be fine together. But Lily gets upset easily and that will trigger Jack. The last couple of times I did try it. It didn’t end well. So I won’t do it now. So I will have to see what I can do. But the question of who’s not coping with the school holidays? Was definitely me. But I am feeling much better about things today.

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.

10 thoughts on “Who’s Not Coping With The School Holidays?

  • February 21, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    I am glad you are feeling better about things today! Getting off routine during a holiday can be super difficult. I like to have structure and keep to my normal daily schedule as well!

    • February 21, 2020 at 9:25 pm

      Thank you. This seems to have been a particularly challenging one for me for some reason. But we’ve got through it.

  • February 22, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    I sure want to see Lily’s artwork, so now that you have told us about it you will need to give us at least a teaser!

    • February 22, 2020 at 1:52 pm

      I will see what I can do today 😂

  • February 23, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Wow, I’ve just binge read a bunch of your posts! My heart goes out to your family. Hope everyone can get back to the comfort of routines soon. Your writing is great!

    • February 23, 2020 at 11:00 am

      Thank you so much 😊

  • May 25, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    This SCP thing loves a bit creepy to me 🤣 I’ll stick with the Pokémon

    • May 25, 2020 at 10:57 pm

      Probably a wise choice Sharon, there are some really creepy SCP’s, Pokemon is definitely the safer bet 😂

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