Me and my girl and boy, raising awareness and acceptance of autism

Monday 7th May

A memorable moment today – for all the wrong reasons. D deliberately punched me.

To give some background, it was 5am this morning and she was roaming. I took her back to her room, tucked her in and then as I bent down I could see from her face she wasn’t happy and then “bam!”, her fist came out.

I went back to my room without a word wondering why that had happened. It was different to when she’s lashed out mid-meltdown, this was done very calmly (outwardly) and without a word.

It made me wonder if this will be the first of many. She is already tall and strong for her age. I spend so much time trying to raise awareness for autism and the last few weeks have involved a lot of liaison to get various medical appointments in place, one of which is for her increased meltdowns and temper btw. It made me feel a line had been crossed.

And then another twitter used sent through this … And it pulled me back out of it. Especially the last point:

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So grateful for that! Duly sent on and RTd by so many people, appreciate every one

D said she was sorry when I gently tried to talk to her about it but she couldn’t tell me WHY she’d done it.

The rest of the day was fairly uneventful – some trampoline play, some Wii games and lots of drawing from D.

Hoping for a better night tonight!

Thanks for reading, comments/RTs as ever welcomed Jx

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Comments on: "Monday 7th May" (4)

  1. My son frequently comes home full of punches and pinches. It deflates me. Yet, I remember that school is very difficult for him and he works hard to keep all of his frustration in. We are the Mamas, the safe places our children come when life is so difficult. I am glad you found the right thing to turn your day around.
    Have a good evening!
    Lori

    • Thank you, you too. I really try not to do “Dame Doom” blogs and focus on the positives so yesterday was an exception to the rule.

  2. kipmcgrathurmston said:

    So sorry that it happened, at least you were able to discuss it. Fingers crossed that these outbursts will be rare. Xxx

    • Thank you, I hope so *everything crossed*, we now have our CAMHS appointment (end July) so this episode can be discussed then x

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