Our word of the week this week is
There have been quite a few firsts for all of us this week, and it feels like it has been the longest week ever!
Ethan had his first day of school, and we are coming to the end of his first week. I’m so glad for the weekend and I haven’t said that for a long time!
We feel like Ethan is enjoying school but the school bus has been a very traumatic experience for us all. On Monday there was kicking, screaming and lots of shouting ‘NO’. Darren had to place him in the bus by picking him up and the best thing for me to do was walk away. It was heartbreaking. Yesterday was calmer, he is still resisting getting on the bus but there was no screaming. I’m worried that the break of the weekend will make Monday morning bad again, but only time will tell.
Ethan also had his first swimming lesson with a swimming club that suits his ability this week. This was also a new experience for him as it was the first time he swam without us. This did cause some distress and we are worried about how his next lesson will go now that he knows what to expect. Ethan has really been pushed out of his comfort zone this week.
Little E has also had firsts this week as we get used to a new routine. On Monday we started a Sing and Sign group together and yesterday we enjoyed our first mother and baby swimming lesson. I am really enjoying having some one to one time with her.
It really has been a week of firsts for us all, and a week full of emotional highs and lows!