Beth had such a crappy sleep last night. I’m not sure what’s going on as I’ve been sleeping really badly lately too. She wasn’t asleep at 11pm when I finally got off to sleep, then she was up going to the toilet wide awake at about 2am. I don’t know whether she was awake all that time or whether she had had broken sleep up until then. It was suggested to me to try giving a half strength of melatonin so I will try that tonight. I did try it last week but it didn’t seem to make much difference. I’ll turn her mattress today and change her bedding, she doesn’t seem to want to sleep in her bed at all lately. I keep finding her on the floor. The problem is with her mattress is that she keeps bouncing on it so they don’t last that long. She’s even broken the slats on the bed at times but I can’t stop her doing it. I’ll make up another aromatherapy rub for tonight so hopefully that with clean sheets might help.
Paul took Beth swimming last night and said that she had been really good with Caprice. I think they’ve got a good rapport and Caprice doesn’t take any of Beth’s bullshit which is what we need. She really seems to be learning a lot, doing her breathing well and good strong strokes when swimming.
I’m going to try writing up a social story tomorrow. I’m going to include the powerpuff girls getting their periods. I’ve also found a picture of a 4th made up powerpuff girl so I’m going to try and superimpose Beth’s head onto that one as she’s always saying that she’s the 4th powerpuff girl. It helps that her name starts with a B. There’s Buttercup, Bubbles, Blossom and Beth! I’m looking up Wikaipedia to get the way they talk right, otherwise it wont be believable. Maybe this could be my calling, writing books about periods with cartoon characters! Oh well, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. I’ll put a copy on here when I’ve finished.