“My Heart is getting back together..” Weds 24th July 2013

By | July 24, 2013

It’s a constant risk-assessment isn’t it, being a parent. You have to continually think about the tone you use (well, I do) in case it provokes an unexpected reaction.

This evening D was very upset, she said "her heart was broken". Why? Well, after repeated requests for her to do something, I’d had to use a louder voice with a stronger tone. Not a shout, oh no, just an increase in tone. Not well received and immediately afterwards I inwardly gave myself a slap and yes, the gently-get-down-to-her-level may take longer but it’s more effective. Silly me.

As a result, the evening routine has been more drawn-out with a fragile D (yes, I know!). All ok just as she was heading off to bed though, I said to hear "I can hear Bunny snoring, she’s waiting for you" and D replied "I can’t, all I can hear is the sound of my heart getting better". Phew! Lesson learnt for me.

It’s a shame because, apart from that, today went ok.

We achieved a shopping trip (not very busy) and headed for a (thankfully also quiet) Costa. D soon got engrossed in her apps whilst T provided a Funee (scroll down for the post):

"My Heart is getting back together.." Weds 24th July 2013
"My Heart is getting back together.." Weds 24th July 2013

"Spot the D" in the second one!

She loved a piece of music that came on in Costa, "Summer Son" by Texas, the official video is not for little eyes but we found this live version:

http://youtu.be/R8kRBtZLHlU

So, that’s us. A "well done" to T and D for tolerating a necessary shopping trip, a definite "could do better" for me for this evening and a "progressing well" for Hubbie’s wound on his head.

I hope everyone’s had a good day, comments/RTs/shares as ever welcomed and a thank you to Gillian @autismmomofone for tonight’s end picture, it’s great!

"My Heart is getting back together.." Weds 24th July 2013
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Karen on 24th July 2013 at 10:25 pm.

Oh yes I know "the tone". Am also trying to do better. Glad it was mostly a good day 🙂

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