Another medal! Tues 2nd July 2013

By | July 2, 2013

#autism #diarypost

Today didn’t start off brilliantly for T or D.

For T, it was anxieties over the child who he’d thought was copying him yesterday during tests and attempting to get T into trouble and the fact that the athletics badge he’s earnt during activities just isn’t materialising. He was an extremely agitated little man this morning, the slightest thing either sending him into a quiet angry mood or tears threatening.

For D, it was worry over her participation in School Games today. Not only were they going offsite but to somewhere they’d never been before and also competing against other (mainstream) schools. Her team had won second place earlier in the year so she had high expectations.

As we were leaving on the school run, T – who is uber-competitive – looked at D and said "you got silver last time so you should get gold!". Inward parental cringe time for me.

Another medal! Tues 2nd July 2013

There’s my girl above, in a cropped team photo. They came second overall!

According to D, there was games, then a semi-final and then a final. I can’t only imagine how exciting (and stressful) that was, she was incredibly anxious during sports day last week until she got a medal.

Extremely proud of her and the rest of her team.

Another medal! Tues 2nd July 2013

She’s overjoyed both with her medal and the fact she got to keep the tshirt she competed in. Both will serve as a nice visual reminder for her.

T’s happier and calmer tonight. I debated with myself about not leaving a message for his teacher but, as T’s class have tests all week, decided that T would only get more agitated as the week went on. She had a word with the child/T and it seems to have been worked out. Part of me thought "leave it, he’s 10" but a bigger part knows my T and how he’ll bottle things up.

So, another pride-inducing day! I’m so glad it’s nearly the end of term though, both T and D are so tired.

I hope everyone’s day has gone well, comments/RTs/shares welcomed, thanks for reading Jx 😘

Another medal! Tues 2nd July 2013
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Karen on 2nd July 2013 at 10:51 pm.

Lovely photo of D! And I think you did right speaking to the teacher, T might be 10 but his emotions might be younger, I know my boy would have needed me to speak up at that age. And I really hope he gets his badge soon!

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Elaine Livingstone on 8th July 2013 at 9:14 am.

what a lovely post, well done D, its these moments that make their childhood memorable.

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Orli D on 8th July 2013 at 11:16 am.

Congrats on the second medal! Hope T is better. It is always so tough deciding where and how much to intervene… I was always on the "too much" side of it, but as they grow up I guess you have to let it go more…

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Mummy Confidential on 8th July 2013 at 12:02 pm.

I so can’t wait for my children to get this big to take in part with things like this

I am a new blogger and linking up from The Magic Moments Link Up

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lisa on 8th July 2013 at 3:36 pm.

Well done D x

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Jaime Oliver on 8th July 2013 at 3:44 pm.

YAY!! well done D for such a fantastic medal! Jeannette at this rate you will need a far bigger house to display all these fantastic achievements!

Thank you for linking up with #MagicMoments

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Charly Dove on 8th July 2013 at 5:59 pm.

What a wonderful post, well done to D for the medal 🙂

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Jane on 12th July 2013 at 8:31 pm.

Congratulations on your second medal D, thats amazing. I hope things get better at school for T.

Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)

x

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Jeannette on 16th July 2013 at 1:09 pm.

Thank you, it definitely is 🙂

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Jeannette on 16th July 2013 at 1:11 pm.

Thank you 🙂 you’ll have all this to come, it’s lovely!

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Jeannette on 16th July 2013 at 1:11 pm.

Haha! Indeed and I think they’d be very pleased 🙂

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Jeannette on 16th July 2013 at 1:11 pm.

Thank you 🙂

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