It Was Time – Sat 6th June 2015

By | June 6, 2015

I had to tell D something today, something that I needed to make sure she understood, when I was confident that she’d be focussed on what I was saying and not anxious about something at school/sudden noises etc.

You see, in less than two weeks, I’m having a night away, just me.  T’s had nights away, Hubbie has too but not me (apart from a couple of unexpected hospital vigils and then I was there by the time she woke up).  

D wasn’t happy when I gently told her I’d be away for a night and two days, she cried, which made me feel sad but also a relief that she understood – a few years ago she wouldn’t have done.

Also, a few years ago, it was only me that could go in and settle her back to sleep after a bad dream, I was the only one she’d let push her buggy (Hubbie would be screamed at) and it’s always been me that she’d eventually tell what’s wrong (sometimes this can take hours or days).

I’m not saying it will be plain sailing, especially if T decides he won’t be tolerant of his sister, but I feel confident (ish) that all will be okay.

Of course, NT girls her age will have had sleepovers and things, she likes her routine and everything “just so”.  I have had to factor in her febrile convulsions too, which fortunately she’s grown out of, this was replaced by early puberty.  Life is never dull here!

But at least I’ve had the initial chat with her, over the next few days I can build on this, empathise the positives (lots of cuddles with Dad and that she can phone me anytime) and prepare Hubbie with lists, lots of lists.

And in two weeks, it will all be over and I’ll be home, blogging about how well it’s all gone … fingers crossed.

I hope everyone’s day has gone well Jx


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