Challenges – Tues 11th Aug 2015

By | August 11, 2015

Well, D and I had our girlie shopping trip today and I have ooodles of admiration for how she coped with the sights, sounds and smells of a busy town.

It was busy, extremely busy.  As busy as you’d expect a Saturday to be, there wasn’t anywhere where it wasn’t.  Factor in the fact that we were in town over lunchtime and you also had the office workers en masse looking for a quick “grab and go” lunch.  

(Not that there’s anything wrong with a “grab and go” lunch, I used to do that – 45 mins or so browsing and then a bundle in Prets, or wherever, to get a sandwich, a brisk walk back to the office and then taking hours to eat the sandwich because I was back at work)

Anyway, as T wasn’t with us, we could do “girlie” things amidst the crowds, we tried on extravagantly OTT fascinators, flamingo feathers and all, adding about half a foot to height, we oooh-ed and aaah-ed at the crystal figurines in Swarovski and had princess-type thoughts when passing the evening dresses.

We even had a seat in a vintage Rolls Royce, which was parked up in Barclays (as you do!), there for promotional purposes.

  
It was lovely with original features inside and so comfy, although very low to the ground.  Something you don’t expect to do everyday in a bank!

It wasn’t all fun though, times when D was so overwhelmed by the volume of people that she had to retreat to a corner, headphones on  and really quite unhappy.  She had packed her headphones in her bag, together with four books, her IPad and Bunny.  I’m so glad those headphones were in there, I’d hoped that it wouldn’t be too busy for her, but at least she had her coping strategies.

Tomorrow will no doubt see a wind-down day, which is always needed after a sensory-filled day.  Today she did me proud and her relief at a not-so-busy bus heading home, when she could get out her book and read, was very understandable.

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An imperfect Mum on 12th August 2015 at 2:41 pm.

Sounds like a really fun day. I’d have loved to be there trying on the peacock fascinator too! With only boys around I
Miss my girly days. Great coping techniques, well done D. #SSAmazingAchievements

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Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:36 pm.

Thanks, we don’t do trips like that very often, it’s very dependent on her anxieties but they are usually fun when we do 🙂

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Jane - Our Little Escapades on 16th August 2015 at 8:24 pm.

It sounds like a great mother daughter day, I hope I get those. It sounds like D is really working out how to cope in overwhelming situations. That’s fantastic.

Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)
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Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:35 pm.

I love our little girly trips, always lots of fun 🙂

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