End of June 2021

We’ve had a good month. Beth seems a bit more settled as far as obsessional behaviour is concerned. She still isn’t happy about Paul if he coughs or yawns loudly but it is slowly getting better. She’s becoming a little more tolerant which is lovely.

Mind you she had a doozy of a tantrum a couple of nights ago. One that only comes around once in a blue moon thank goodness. When she has those I just want to run from the house. She goes on and on and I know I’m making it worse by reacting badly but it gets me so on edge! She pretends that I’m talking to her and says what I should say. We went to visit my family on the weekend and she wanted to go for a sleepover but we changed it to a drive there and back on Sunday. So she starts off a little whingey and I hear the shake in her voice and know it’s coming. She starts with her saying ‘we can go up for the night’ then, being me, saying ‘yes sweetheart we can go for the night, good idea’ and there’s me in the background saying ‘No, I’ve told you we’re not going for the night!’ This escalates until I am saying that she’s really pissing me off and her saying (in my voice, really high pitched) I love you Beth, and kissing my hand. It was really horrible as I knew I had to calm her down yet I just wanted her out of my face! Usually I’m ok and am the one to calm her down but Paul ran her a bath and she settled down after that. Not a proud moment but hey, I’m only human!

Other than that big tanty Beth has been pretty happy. Still only doing one day a week at work and one PT workout a week. She was really good at the last 2 workouts and didn’t whinge or carry on or need to wee or need to poo or say she’d vomit or have to sit down! She did the workouts and Mel told me that she was really good and made a huge effort. She even gave Beth a surprise chocolate bar this week as a reward. On the way home we were chatting about Mel and I said ‘I love Mel!’ and Beth said ‘I love her too!’ It was so sweet!

Beth went to visit her aunty on Saturday when I was at work. Paul took her and his parents and she got to meet their new dog. So I’ve popped in a photo of Beth getting to know Frankie. I love how much she loves her animals. Also some of her at work and a cool one of her as a cartoon. If you’ve not seen it, get the app Voila, it’s so cool, there are a few different types you can do. Have a great week everybody! xx

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Mother of an autistic child wanting to write about my personal experiences
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2 Responses to End of June 2021

  1. Sharon says:

    What a great blog. Really nice work, Sarah.

  2. Sarah says:

    Thank you so much! I’ve loved writing it. Not as much going on now but I hope her younger times can help others at that stage x

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