Everyone and their duvet and conversations in the night

Here we are on the sofa having got up at 5.06 this morning. We had to get up straight away today because sometimes bedroom plus darkness is just too much. We usually bring out one of small person’s duvets, sometimes two. This morning I need a duvet cocoon so I bought mine too. Small person’s…

Tired whilst moving at speed

I’d like to say that we started the new week in a calm and chilled out way. I’d like to. But we didn’t. Small person’s transport was late and they were very anxious but holding it all inside. After school we went to a different shop to spend small person’s weekly spending money. It was…

Sit down (and I don’t mean the song by James)

Goodness, I’m finally sitting down. I haven’t done much of that this weekend. Unfortunately back to school anxiety has morphed into general school based anxiety which had been a huge focus of our time. Not, of course, that we’ve talked about that successfully. Apparently they just think about school all the time because it’s exciting….

Wound up

This morning all small person could think about was projects. Getting them to eat breakfast, get dressed and clean their teeth was a trial of patience and perseverance. But we managed it in the end. From the moment small person got into Nana’s car after school the focus was on projects. When we got home…

All consuming

We’ve been having huge upsets after school this week because I don’t have the cash to go and buy something new every day. Tears and recriminations all round. I don’t even think it’s about the thing that’s bought. I think it’s about the novelty. That novelty is all consuming for a period of time. It…

Wobbly

I’ve had a wobbly day today. I think it’s a combination of factors. Hormones. Losing out on half an hour to myself after work because I’m going straight to pick up small person because that seems to be helping them accept going to school. I’m back to work and the normal service of me arriving…

The Onion

I had a review meeting with small person’s therapist and the post adoption support worker today. The therapist and I were keen to give the support worker insight into how much small person is starting to trust the safety of therapy and to let things out there through different mediums and activities. As well as…

On my radio (and I don’t mean the song by The Selecter)

Small person loves radio. In Nana’s car when it’s just Nana there’s a mixture of Radio 2 and 6 Music. That also applies when it’s Nana and I. Not with small person however. Instead we always have a regional radio station. Always. Every. Single. Time. Here are the reasons why I think small person loves…

Two baths

Do you remember when John Prescott was known as ‘Two Jags’? I’m thinking of nicknaming small person ‘Two baths’. Currently we seem to be on two baths a day. I think if small person could really have their way they’d have three. There’s a morning bath, and an afternoon/evening bath. All the baths. In order…

The hot water bottle

This morning small person said that they were cold and asked for the warm up squirrel (it has a wheat bag inside). I couldn’t find said squirrel because it is, no doubt, under a mountain of stuff. I said I would make them a hot water bottle. The hot water bottle came in the car…

Will you hold me in your heart?

Small person asked me this question on the way to their first day back at school. They chose not to go by their transport but to come with me and Nana, take me to work and then Nana took them to school. We had a chat about their question in the back of the car…