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Oh, now i remember why i don't take the dd's out

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Marne Sat 13-Sep-08 14:01:33

Sorry having a bad morning and need to rant.

Planned on staying in with dd's as dh is working, got to 10am and dd2 was sat on the floor trying to put her shoes on and lifting her arms up (her way of asking to go out), tried to distract her but ended up giving in and loaded them into the car and headed off to the park.

Got to the park, after 5 mins dd1 say's 'i wont to go home, i'm to little to go on anything' angry, i gave in (again) and suggested we visited my elderly nan and grandad (just down the road from the park).

We get to there house and my nan had popped out (grandad was in) so we wen't in and begain to wait for my nan to return. Dd1 starts being a total nightmare, wants to play with great grandad (85), he trys to ingnore her (not great with kids), dd1 picks up a cusion and throws it at him shock blush, i tell her off, she sulks, meanwhile dd2 is having a complete ASD meltdown as there is nothing she recognises, nothing to do and my grandad is telling her not to touch his new tv.

Im now starting to get realy fed up as dd2 is crying so much she is almost sick and dd2 is still trying to piss of grandad angry.

Half an hour passes, still no sign of my nan, grandad looking pissed, dd1 asking for food/drink and dd2 still in meltdown mode covered in dribble, teers and snot.

By now i'm fealy realy blush and i feel sorry for my grandad. 10 minites later in walks my nan who finds out her box of toys for the dd's and gives them a biscuit, dd2 shuts up [sigh or relief] and dd1 plays with nan.

It felt like the worst hour of my life, stuck with my elderly grandad who would'nt turn the tv on or find a biscuit to shut dd2 up.

Im so pleased to be home (as is dd2)

Its so hard to describe ASD to elderly people as most don't even know what it is, my nan thinks they will grow out of it.

Sometimes i feel so upset as people must think my children are naughty.

Dd1 is so 'in your face' and rude and dd2 is always crying sad

Thanks for reeding my rant

Please don't feel you need to reply, just needed to write it down IYKWIM

amber32002 Sat 13-Sep-08 14:47:01

Rant away. We all have days like it...

And it doesn't take a lot for grandad to try to do something to help...goodness me! sad

cyberseraphim Sat 13-Sep-08 15:01:33

I think it's amazing you took two on your own ! I hardly ever do that, as it's too much work. You really notice the differences when you see parents with 2 NT children sad

Marne Sat 13-Sep-08 15:21:11

Evry time i take them out on my own i think 'i wont be doing that again' and then i seem to forget how hard it is.

siblingrivalry Sat 13-Sep-08 17:42:42

I think it does you good to write it all down and get it out of your system. Hope things are better now. If it helps, I had one of those days yesterday.

misscutandstick Sat 13-Sep-08 19:33:04

<misscut passes over a glass of cyber-wine and bar of choccy>

{hugs} XXX

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