Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Eeek, it's holiday time....

Nick is at school; our special little place that was created for a small number of children who don't fit into mainstream schooling. They break up this Friday and we are in for a long lazy summer. Not so long ago, the prospect of having a long holiday without any respite filled me with dread. I really and truly disliked holidays.

My son doesn't play with toys, ride a bike or use a skateboard. He has no interest in lego, cars or ball play. He is unable to write, let alone draw. He will not take himself off to the swing or trampoline. My son is severely autistic with extremely narrow interests. As with most kids, he loves screen time.... but, in my heart of hearts I don't feel good about allowing him to spend all of his waking hours during the next six weeks, stimming on the computer, iPad, TV or stereo. 

Just reading the above paragraph makes me feel a little nervous. Am I going to be able to get through the summer until next term starts?

I have been thinking to myself that I need to make a plan... or two! 

I am so thankful for my dogs as they will give us an excuse to get out of the house every day. My boy is also becoming more interested in them and has started to be the 'ball thrower'... 

We have a pool so I will just have to get over my angst at exposing my wibbly wobbly bits squished into a costume. Nick is unable to swim (just can't get that co-ordination right!), however, I really need to spend some time with him and help guide him to be comfortable in a large expanse of water.

Oh yes, no doubt I can find an excuse to go shopping for some essentials. Gone are the days that I couldn't take Nick anywhere, therefore grocery shopping will be a breeze for us!

Nearly forgot my need for a daily cappuccino! Another opportunity to get out and about....

I also need to put some thought into the daily chores, cooking and all that other stuff that needs to be done around the house and in the garden. Woohoo, Nick is going to be a busy boy!!

Phew, I am exhausted already! 

Hey, Nick.... how about a little bit of *me time*? Screen time anyone?

I remain hopeful that we will have a happy and productive holiday. 

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Di is the mum of a two amazing teenagers, although she is only allowed to blog about the youngest one!! You can find her over at Bright Side of Life.


  1. Oh Di, I hope the summer goes well...I hate it that my son too just wants to spend all days on screens and consoles, the only consolation is in thinking about how hard it must have been for both parents and children before they were invented xx

  2. Thanks Blue Sky, it always takes me a few days to swing into holiday mode. It must have been incredibly difficult for parents in the past... I know that full on screen time isn't great, however, sometimes *we* need a break! x

  3. Best of luck Di, you seem to have it all well thought out :-) I do the same...and my boy is very high functioning. \the battle against the lure of screens is unreal. I'm lucky that my boy has (been coerced into)other interests that means he has to leave the house!!

    Hope you enjoy your summer.

    xx Jazzy

  4. Thanks, Jazzy. Oh, I am sure that I am going to be winging it most of the time!! :) I am pleased to hear that your boy has other interests other than screen time. Have a lovely break over the Christmas/New Year period. x

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