School’s back

The kids went back to school today. For the first time Beth wasn’t saying she is sick so I’m hoping that she’s actually starting to enjoy school. Not that she’d let me know. I asked her last night if she was looking forward to going back and she said not really.

Another first, I really enjoyed these school holidays and didn’t want them to end. Having to drive up to three hours a day may have something to do with it but I think it’s more that it’s the first holidays in our new house. I don’t feel panicked at what needs to be done and we can enjoy our time together. We had lots of playdates and sleepovers but also had lots of quiet days at home. It was bliss.

Beth’s friend Jessica came over on Friday. We went to the movies to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Days which was really funny. It was lovely to see Jess though they didn’t have too much to say to each other. We hadn’t seen her for a while and Beth was really excited but as Beth does, she tended to want to play on her ipad or on Jessica’s iphone. That’s why I thought the movies would be good, it gave them something to do and something to talk about afterwards.

Poor old Bethie. She was due for her third immunisation for the cervical cancer vaccine. Paul took her on Saturday morning and she was worried but willing to go. Paul called me while there saying that the vaccine wasn’t in the fridge, had I checked with them? I said that yes I had and it had been there. So after all that worrying she had to come home and we had to reschedule. I was at the same doctors this morning and he apologized and asked the nurse to order it in again. She came out with it in her hand! As the doctor had said, he did have a ‘man’ look so had also asked the nurse but she hadn’t been able to find it either. It was at the bottom underneath some other medications. I made an appointment for Thursday so will give Beth the day off as she’ll still be quite stressed.

Beth’s been sleeping terribly lately. She’s been waking me up at 12, 1 sometimes even 2am having not gone to sleep at all. Another first, she actually fell asleep in the car on the way to school this morning! I let them know at school, hopefully she’s not coming down with something. She sort of prewarned me that the day wasn’t going to be so good before we left this morning. She said she was allowed to make her own decisions, usually I hear this when she’s been a right bugger at school and is getting in to trouble over it. I told her that if I heard she had been naughty there would be no ipad or dvds tonight so hopefully that was enough. I went to the chemist and bought some natural melatonin, something that worked for a little while in the past. I hope it helps this time. Mind you daylight savings doesn’t help it, it gives her an extra hour. It’s so bloody stupid, they start it on the day before kids are going back to school so they’re tired anyway. This morning didn’t seem too bad though, at least until Beth fell asleep.

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Mother of an autistic child wanting to write about my personal experiences
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