Competitive – Tues 8th April 2015

By | April 8, 2015

We didn’t get beyond the garden today, T didn’t want to and he doesn’t respond well to the suggestion of a walk for the sake of it, he likes to have a clear idea of route, destination and timings – no variation from that.  It’s okay, it’s how he is.

He seemed happy enough to relax this morning his way,  whether it be by bouncing with a ball on the trampoline or watching clouds go by.  The holidays are meant to be a break, after all.

Unfortunately when we get T and D together, whether it be splashing with play balls in the pool or bouncing together on the trampoline, competitiveness creeps in.  It’s part of T’s being, that strive to get anything done better and faster than anyone else, he can’t help it, everything becomes a competition.

This became the case this afternoon, playful throwing and catching became faster and targeted, D feels a soft play ball as if it were a leather football, she has very heightened sensory awareness.  So there were requests to tone it down, ignored and ultimately tears and a meltdown from D.

It would be nice to think that they could just enjoy the sunny weather, enjoy the fact they’re off school and just have fun, without this competitive edge creeping in.  But then, that’s how we roll here.

Tomorrow should be better, yet another birthday and that means cake! Yummy.  I hope everyone’s day has gone well Jx


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