I missed out last week’s word of the week but to be honest it would be the same as this weeks. That is because we are
We are now into week two of Ethan’s summer holidays and he is well and truly thrown out by the lack of his routine. He is refusing to eat lunch or dinner and we are having to make sure he has something by giving him different snacks. He is also sleeping less than he normally would. We are used to having disturbed nights but he is waking up earlier. Ethan is now waking up from 10.30pm so we have a whole night trying to battle with sleep.
We have also had some spectacular meltdowns, something upset him on his respite day and I had him hanging onto my neck for over an hour. Little E is also picking up on these moods which results in both children crying and screaming at the same time.
Ethan is also very restless at the moment so we are keeping him busy by taking him out and about each day. This year he is able to use some words to hint at what he might like to do, soft play being one of them. We were lucky on Monday afternoon as the soft play was very quiet and Ethan was able to enjoy a few hours there.
We are very lucky this year that we have two respite days a week during the holidays. This also meant that we were able to have an adult only trip to the cinema this week.
So we are even more exhausted than we would normally be at the moment. Hopefully Ethan is enjoying his days with us, even if they are out of the routine that he likes.