Last day blues
I’m such a child I hate that end of holiday feeling , even more so now I’m an adult as I have to pack now! Full credit to my mum who never moaned once packing for our holidays and at one stage it was me my brother and five foster children, she never forgot anything either I must find out how she did that?
So today we have attempted to revisit our favourite parts of this years half term break to Spain in one day! We started at a beautiful beach it was around 1030am too cold to get wet but we paddled it was a vast empty beach ,I actually let go of the safety rein! He ran and ran ( away😂) but we had manned both ends and the waters edge , a plus if having a 16 year old and got around half an hour oscar enjoyed the freedom , it did then take a turn and he felt overwhelmed and not the norm, so he had a huge meltdown lots of dramatics and running then just falling down but we were on sand so it was ok, Brendan had to carry him up the beach lots of looks but it was the safe thing to do ,we left with lots of calming him cuddling him, singing until we were off the beach he was in the buggy and we were on the pavement with no shoes on!
Never push things too far if it’s gone or going wrong change the environment, as soon as you can , it works for us every time oscar was instantly calmer and happy to sit in his buggy.
Oscar is getting very good at pointing and saying what he wants now , beach he points , chips! Big box😂daddy’s fries 😂
then today he pointed and said teacups , then he said giant teapot he wanted to go on the cups! I took him on the cups he was squealing with delight , he wanted to sit on the spinning thing in the middle ! I did let him once it had finished he was then wanting to touch the giant teapot in the middle , both of these things I believe he had planed In his mind ,and wouldn’t have moved on from until he had done them so we did, he then moved on happily things on that occasion worked out 💙
i think all my children have enjoyed this week, there have been a few stressy moments ,but on the whole there’s been lots of laughter , cuddles , lots of big steps forward with oscars speech but also reasoning and understanding , and most importantly bonding for all three of them , they are all in such different stages of their lives and I know they miss each other , our holidays are low key ,my other two kids adapt really well to that and we make sure they get time as well with each of us , there’s just somethings I’m not willing to tackle yet like a packed restaurant !
holidays are defiantly the way forward , Oscar loves travelling , I intend to keep it this way 💙🦀 we do things our own way as we are unique ,but we are equally aware it’s not a normal family set up 💙
hopefully we are giving just enough dysfunction to give them a sense of hunour😂