Not favourite things – Sat 30th July 2016

By | July 30, 2016

There are many things that can (and do) cause stress and anxiety for our D.  Some are external factors (strangers, unfamiliar places, busy noisy environment) and some are internal to our home, of which a haircut and hair wash are two.

Today, she was due to have both and I thought I’d combine the two, ie a haircut before a hairwash and in the b a t h so she couldn’t bolt.

The objective was achieved but I didn’t factor in the sensory aspect of hair falling on to her and the absolute stress that followed.  D, now that she’s stopped her blocking treatment, seems to be growing ever taller and ever stronger and so, whilst the combo-no-bolt aspect had its benefits, the challenge of trying to encourage a near-adult to do something they really don’t want to do takes time and patience.

Thankfully, later on, an episode of “The Chase” brought our happy D back, especially as “Frosty Knickers” was the Chaser, with plenty of eye-rolling going on as she failed to catch the team.  

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