After 2 years of staying within our county limits and living a very small life, I recently decided it was time for a reset.
My Boo has been very bored and frustrated with the limitations of his day service which has had to function with very limited access to the outside world. There’s been a lot of zoom things and walks for the sake of walking, because there was nothing open that they could do when they got there. It’s been a godsend to have that respite and distraction each day but the novelty has worn off.
He’s been even more bored and frustrated with my company on the weekends when we did the same things in the same places, all of which we now associate with Lockdowns 1:0, 2:0 and 3:0.
We’ve had no home support since September last year and Boo has really missed having a best buddy who focused only on him. Mummy always has ten other things to do.
He has been agitated, sad, edgy, anxious and clingy. Whenever I leave the room he starts messaging “what are we watching next? What’s after that? What are we doing tomorrow?
It’s even affected his speech as he has become so dysregulated.
They say you are only ever as happy as your unhappiest child. My heart broke for him.
When lockdown lifted and we got to go to see “The Lion King” in town, we stayed overnight in a hotel with just us two. I noticed halfway through the show his smile coming back as he commented on the performers. Next day we stayed in town for a wander around and I noticed him smiling again.
So I decided to find a way to repeat the experience.
And planned a trip to Paris.