LOL at your Ds TACC. As you know we have similar clothes issues here. Dd3 had to get dressed this morning to attend Rememberance Parade with Brownies. [She carried the flag and did a reading OMG]. I have been priming her all week about going especially as I was not staying with her.
But yesterday it took me until lunchtime to force her into a pair of joggers and a hoodie!! And it was her that wanted to go out.
You mean throwing his mattress around? Mine used to do that, and use it to barricade the door. He usually calmed down on our enforced excursions once he was actually out and walking. Silence for the first few minutes from all, and then looking for the nearest stick to prod things with.
I was gobsmacked about the reading to be honest, but really happy, she used to be really confident and would stand up at school or anywhere with out any problems. But since going into Year 3 she has been really down and hasn't even gone to Brownies without me, so that made today even more special. I suppose most parents would be sad to have missed it but for me it is amazing that she went without me at all.
Sorry your Ds is in meltdown and that you are unable to get out. I can't really offer any advice because I know you use all the strategies and probably know more than I do. Hope he calms down quickly.
We are going to try out scouts this week .. Ds has promisedto give it a go if I sort out some more riding for him... Win win situation... However he has refused toget dressedthis weekend.. Having said that .. Clothes are the least of my concerns..
Although I am waiting for him to pullthison a school day.. Because uniforms are uncomfy
We've tried all types of beds tbh.. We have settle for a metal frame bolted to tbe floor.. But dh hasn't bolted this one down yet after we had to replace the old one as he broke the slats under the matteress..
Writing this down makes it sound really awful
Anyway having tried most things out.. It has got less and he's not thumping people now .. So that's a plus!
And I can hear him putting things back tidy now.. So it looks like we might be outside soon ish!
That's where reading your diaries and logs from a few years back helps. Sometimes it's a shock to realise just how bad things were back then, and how much progress has been made. Even though they are still in their pjs, eating icing sugar out of the box and making complex lego structures that can't be moved. Oops, that's just mine. But he'll be doing his GCSE mock tomorrow, and PFN like a goodun
Ahh well we are back .. Ds refused to move so dh stayed home with him.
Totally agree about the logs and diaries.. Things are a lot better than they used to be and I'm very grateful for that.
Dh I'd bolting the bed down after work tomorrow! Nothing like ds banging about to make dh get on with a. Job.
Good luck with the mocks
ooohhh we have those Lego structures that can't be moved too.
Not quite sure what to do on this one.. Ds is too big to physically move.. But can't be left on his own.. And it's increasingly more common that it's seperating family things... But if he won't move .. And would rather cut off his nose to spite his face there isn't a lot left to try .. Anyway he's chuntering away at the moment as xbox and pc are banned... Again. Think I'll give the reward jar a go again.. Hmmmm