What was it my Grandma would say? “A change is as good as a rest” Unfortunately it’s not if you are parenting autistic children.
Our children don’t cope very well with change, at all. The need to have a well-structured routine and advance notification of potential change is vital.
I read about parents who literally just pack up a car and set off on holiday/road trip just for the adventure/fun and feel slightly envious that we’ll never be doing that. For one, I don’t drive and everything we do has to
be risk-assessed, I hope it will get easier as T and D get older.
So, what is the change that has caused my D so much angst and distress today? Her teacher is off and has been since last Wednesday. No-one seems to know when she is back, she’s injured her arm. It’s an unfortunate situation that happens, luckily the other TAs are all in, but D is missing her teacher.
It’s manifested itself in terms of a very unhappy girl I collected at hometime, she couldn’t tell me what was wrong until we were well outside the school gates, she’d just wail – sometimes loudly, sometimes silently.
We’ve had an understandably sensitive D at home, when we’ve chatted to her about her day it sounds like the other children are missing their teacher too.
We’ve already had anxieties about school tomorrow – not to mention it’s a PE day – because her teacher had agreed a strategy which seems to have been forgotten (a note in the diary time).
Hopefully tomorrow will go better than currently anticipated.
I didn’t do a “Music Monday” earlier as I wanted my blog for World Cancer Awareness Day to be the primary post today – click here to read it.
Here therefore is today’s Music Monday:
Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face (click on the title to view the video)
I’ve chosen this today as I like the rocky element of the song which comes in at 2minutes 26seconds and, were I to put it in a normal music Monday post, I’d never be able to analyse the lyrics! The video is from 1984 and I hadn’t seen it before today, a very young Billy at his sneering best.
So, that’s rounded off our day, I hope everyone’s had a good one, comments/RTs/shares as ever welcomed, thanks for reading Jx 😘