The adrenalin of excitement of seeing C is beginning to wear off and sleep deprivation is creeping in. C is hyper in every sense of the word and doesn’t need much sleep or like sitting down. You sort of get used to it as I know its only for a couple of weeks. And it would be very unfair to sedate him just so I can get some sleep.
We thankfully had a quiet uneventful first day. Which is nice as it takes C a few days to adjust to being home. He’s away 5 or 6 weeks then home for 2 weeks. This is supposed to be more consistent as it means we don’t get such a long summer holiday. No local school could handle C, hence I had to look further a field. I ended up travelling the entire country to find a specialist school that I thought he would benefit from (even then they don’t always get it right) Its obviously not ideal but I do believe C is getting a better quality of life this way.
A few of you asked about transport. C likes straight lines. We have to walk in a straight line, going round corners he finds distressing, and turning round and going back on your self is a definite no no. And I cant stop and look at anything. C prefers to walk behind me, and im not even allowed to turn round and look at him, all result in head banging. But being a mum I have eyes in the back of my head! The same when driving , forget roundabouts, turning round, going backwards, slowing down, don’t stop at traffic lights or roadwork’s! Head banging in the confines of a car is not a good situation to be in. And I don’t agree with restraints. So trains, ‘if ‘they behave are the easiest option! C is still very happy to be home. I give him plenty of space and time out. I try not to put too many demands on him, and try and do things he enjoys, after all it is his holiday and he does need a break from learning to count to 2. (Why do schools have to do that!! )
So today we are escalator surfing and feet watching with our PA! I will expand on that tomorrow!!