This week our word of the week is
as it is the last week of our summer holidays.
I feel terrible that I have counted down the weeks and the time with the children but when the school holidays make your child so unsettled you crave that missed school routine.
I feel that this year we have started to get our summer holiday balance right. We had a mix of respite days for Ethan and some afternoons at nursery for Little E. We have ended this last week and a half with some lovely family days that everyone has enjoyed.
It hasn’t been easy and there have been tears, meltdowns, raised voices and two very exhausted parents but we have made some lovely memories in this mix. I really hope both children remember the highlights and not the moments when I have felt overwhelmed with it all.
As much as Ethan has been all out of sorts it has been nice to not have an alarm set. Not that we ever have to use it as Ethan has us up at the crack of dawn! Its been nice not to have to wait for school buses or worry about school uniforms. The children have enjoyed the garden together and there has even been playing alongside each other at times. They have also had their moments of friction but you can see that they miss each other after a few hours apart.
Monday will bring with it new challenges for Ethan, new anxieties to overcome. I’m looking forward to what this school year will bring for him, the new things he will learn. It might be small steps in a neurotypical world but any step forward if fantastic for him.