Weekend Away

On Friday we were going to Wales to stay with Granny which Munch had been counting down the sleeps to, we were going to leave straight from school, but as he had been really sick the night before and therefore up most of the night we decided to keep him off school, much to his anoyence as he likes school so we were able to leave slightly earlier.
Munch always travels well in the car and will play his DS or watch a video, so an un eventful journey., and an un eventful night at granny’s.
Next day we went to the seaside for the day where he insisted on spending all the money he had on a cap gun. We all had a game of Crazy Golf which he really enjoyed and was very good at and much to his pleasure beat us both. The law was laid down about where and when he could use it.
Back at granny’s Munch was on his best behavior for most of the evening, until it came to bed time then we had a bit of a wobble over weeing on the floor.
Sunday went well, Munch enjoyed the birthday party very much, we left later than we ment to.

Meeting Play Therapist

Today Munch went to school with no incidents.
Today we had his SW and our SW visiting, we had not told Munch yet as he tends to get worked up about his SW visiting. I had decided to tell him when I picked him up from school.
Our SW came 1st and we had a chat about how things were going, then his SW arrived and sprang it on us that the play therapist who is going to be working with Munch was also coming. We had a chat about how things were going and recent developments, and showed both SW’s the recent contact letter we had recieved fro birth granny. We have dicided to put any letters we recieve away until we feel Munch is ready.
I went and picked Munch up and our SW left before he got home,  Munch was reasonably well behaved infront of his SW but did his usual acting up when people are around, nothing to bad though.
Daddy too munch out before the play therapist arrived, she was really nice asked lots of questions, did a big long list of questions that after 6 sessions we will look at again. Then asked what were the 4 things we most wanted to achieve, I said to lessen the very angry violent outbursts, and to have more of a normal family life, SW said for him to make friends with confidence and for this placement to stay together.
Munch and daddy came home just before the PT left and his SW introduced her and told him what she was all about!!!
Rest of the evening went well, but poor Munch was really sick in bed that night, which I am sure was brought on by the visits

It’s Been to Long!!

Well as the title says it has been to long, and I really must try and up date mote often.
Munch is back at school now after his summer holidays. I enjoyed the spending the holiday’s with him, we did lots of days out and were generally on the go all the time.
The last week and a half before going back to school were very trying, he was anxiuos about going back, but Munch being Munch would not show it!!! We had several meltdowns, one when Daddy’s brother and his wife were visiting from australia. He was very excited about going to school on Tuesday morning and was up early, raring to go. We had about 2 hours of very angry behaviour after school, but yesterday was fine.
We now have funding for his therapist to start sometime soon, she is away till Monday so have not been able to get in touch with her, and hopefully the school will have got the funding for their Nuture group, and we are hoping all these things will help Munch.
At home we have started a book called the Family Rule book, in it we have wrote out our daily routine for school and none school days, we then have listed behaviours that are not exceptable and what concequense will have to be done for that behaviour, Munch contributed and even added some behaviour himself, and I am sure it will be a never ending list. We are writing it all down inthe book, and MUnch will recieve a star for everyday that he does not get a concequence, when he has recieved 15 stars, as e reward e will beable to choose something to buy. It is early days at the moment, and no stars earn since we started it.
Watch this space…………..