Monday, November 30, 2020

Reasons to be cheerful (A bit late)

I said, last week, that I would get back into my r2bc posts on a Friday. You may notice this is being done on a Monday, whoops.

To be honest, the weekend went a bit tits up. I know that this lock down is hard on many of us, all ages. I do feel that the younger generation are getting a bit forgotten about though, particularly those that are sticking to the rules. I have mentioned on here, in the past, that my eldest struggles with anxiety and his mental health. We do everything we can to help him along, but sometimes he forgets to look after himself. This weekend it all came to a bit of a head. We made him come to ours, stay a few nights and sort him out.

To me, weeks like this are exactly when I need reasons to be cheerful, so here we go:

1. Toe nails. A weird one, I know! My youngest has not let me cut any of his nails, ever. His sensory problems mean that it's so painful and uncomfortable for him. Last weekend, after his bath, out of nowhere....he let me cut a couple! To most parents, this is probably normal, however, any parents of children with special needs this is massive! It was not a pleasant experience, for either of us, but he is open to it being done again, just a bit at a time.

2. Middle boy and his girlfriend. When I was talking about this weeks post, my middle one mentioned this, and said it was okay to share. They have been dating one month! If it makes him happy, it makes me happy.



3. Morning lie ins. I've spent years getting the boys ready for school in the morning, now there's only one to sort. My youngest has to be driven to the school doors and collected by a teacher, that's how the hub he's in works. It means I don't really have to do it, hubby can. This week I hadn't been feeling great, so I stayed asleep, while hubby drove him to school. Bloody lovely!

4. Frosty mornings. The one day I did take him to school, there was frost on the car. I cannot tell you how happy this makes me. I am not a summer person at all, knowing that my gloves and scarves can come out makes me a very happy Ojo.

5. Go Henry. I don't know how many parents of young teens know about this, but the Go Henry card is fabulous for teaching children about money, saving, earning etc (by the way, this isn't an ad). It's very hard to explain to Ajax about money, but we've been working on it. This week we ordered him a card and, bless him, he's really taking it seriously.



I think that will do, for this week, I do hope your week is not too unpleasant. I know that England is coming back out of lock down, this week, as Wales is going into some tighter restrictions regarding social places (pubs, cinemas). Just remember to try and look after your mental and physical health.

As always, I would love to hear what has made you smile, this past week.

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1 comment:

  1. I hope everything is better with your eldest now.
    Ahh! My youngest hates her toenails being cut but refuses to do them herself. You would think I am trying to kill her not just give them a trim. Well done your boy for letting you cut a couple.
    Aww! How sweet your middle boy has a girlfriend.
    I love the frosty mornings as long as I don't have to go out in them. hehehe x

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