First day of oscars Christmas holidays has been a shocker!
well the first day of oscars holidays has been a shocker as expected , we stayed home as in years past he’s been unable to cope with anything other than watching tv and playing and even that’s not plain sailing ! Today’s been no different , my other two are still in school so once they left this morning and because Oscar didn’t have his usual routine going with them ,he started to become difficult, I reverted to visual timetable , kept it simple but he trashed it , threw it at me then bit himself,he then trashed his toy room and has been unpredictable and trashing toys all day! He’s not happy his established routine has ended so abruptly ,and I’m hoping he will adjust fast, as well there have been points today we’re hes been totally unreachable , today has consisted off leading me by the hand to a spot and wanting me to just stand there ,if I talk or move he goes crazy, this is him attempting to regain control as he is confused about why he is home today , I reverted to old tv shows I know he loves but he was only able to do the tv today with no sound .
He stopped the high pitched screaming around 12 but was still prickly for the rest of the day , I had to go on a school run at 3 , I allowed 20 minutes to negotiate leaving the house, we only just made it!
When Oscar feels this heightened anxiety usually brought on by change, there’s not really much that works despite attempts , it takes over, he empties toy boxes and trashes the place ,like he’s looking for something except he isn’t! You are left looking for the carpet? It’s going to take Avery long time to tidy up tonight !!
Ive really taken my time with him today, and haven’t managed to get anything done at all so will be chasing my tail this evening now , when really all I want to do is go to bed and stuff my face! In front of the tv!
Todays been rubbish all my tricks didn’t work I’m defeated , poor darling Oscar is defeated to anxiety today 💙
Heres to tomorrow it’s brand new , I feel it’s ok to admit defeat I tried and I will try forever and a day 💙
House of pain today😕