Posts Tagged “anxiety”

Hand in Hand #WhatsTheStory

By | October 21, 2013

This is D and Hubbie, hand-in-hand after a great trip to the circus (post below). We don’t get to take many pictures like this, D’s anxieties mean that she’s far more comfortable in her "safety zone" of her buggy and for years, she wouldn’t even let Hubbie push it, it had to be me. So, […]

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Moving forwards Thurs 3rd Oct 2013

By | October 3, 2013

D was the "star of the day" in her class (of 8 pupils) today and she was delighted. Statistically, of course, it stands to reason that she could be one every other week or so, but it was very welcomed, especially after the routine changes of the last few days. Her TA came down a […]

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Like a seesaw Thurs 26th Sept 2013

By | September 26, 2013

I don’t know why I’ve put a jokey title on tonight’s blog…well, I do. My initial instinct is to put something like "grrr, bl**dy school" or alternatively "taking no notice". Because I’m cross, extremely cross, on behalf of T. Our high-functioning little stat-man who has had an anxiety attack this evening over something that happened […]

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Hopscotch! Weds 18th Sept 2013

By | September 18, 2013

I wish today had been as simple as playing Hopscotch, not that D has ever been able to master it. Unfortunately it hasn’t been a good day for D, she bottled up her emotions until she saw me at hometime (thank goodness she got down the school stairs safely) and we had a bolt situation. […]

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Tip-it Tuesday 17th Sept 2013

By | September 17, 2013

Today was a strange day. It’s had a whole myriad of emotions contained in it. The majority autism/anxiety related. We had the frustrations of T, trying to help (bless him) by wheeling D’s buggy down the hall, forcing and ramming it so hard it thought he’d break it, not listening to requests not to force […]

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Out-of-sorts Mon 16th Sept 2013

By | September 16, 2013

The title described T well…to a "t" this evening. He’s been agitated and grumpy to the point of total non-communication after school. Maybe it was the realisation that the secondary school he wants to go to (because his friend is hoping to go there) is too far away (in terms of catchment area) and he […]

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The return of anxieties Fri 13th Sept 2013

By | September 13, 2013

I’ve only just noticed that it was Friday 13th today, probably just as well. Not that I’m superstitious but … Poor D has been riddled with anxieties today, the boys that tease her have been at it again. Her old TA was giving her a bit of a pep walk about it at hometime. The […]

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A delay Sun 8th Sept 2013

By | September 8, 2013

One of the things I find most challenging about parenting my two (lovely) autistic children is their inability to tell me issues as they arise. They deal with emotions in a totally different way. For D, she will get this look in her eyes, it’s hard to describe but her pupils go down in their […]

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Clippers and cuddles! Thurs 29th Aug 2013

By | August 29, 2013

Now, one of the words in tonight’s title has been better received than the other… Let’s start with the positives, D is overjoyed that my neck is better today, as she put it "I can now have tight cuddles, yippee!". Much needed as she had nightmares last night, involving dreaming of a man blowing up […]

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Ticking Thursday! 22nd Aug 2013

By | August 22, 2013

It has been a very long day, following a long night. The anxieties that started to manifest with D yesterday – – continued into the night and early hours. Despite melatonin. D not only kept me awake but also T – Hubbie can sleep through more or less anything – so it was a […]

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