Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Catching Up In A Hectic Week

Thought I'd put up a little post, in case anyone thought I'd gone awol...

A major triumph chez Trashsparkle - the pale, skinny 13 year old boy who last autumn elected to withdraw himself from the wider world, in person and electronically, went to his new school today. It felt like a fluke, and at any second this morning it could have gone the wrong way, but he got there. It's been a horrible, angst-ridden, stressful three-quarters of a year, with a nice line in banging your head against the brickwall that is the mental health/education welfare/school system sector of life. He spent his breaktime and lunchtime alone, and my heart goes out to him, and he was so shattered he was asleep by 7.30. But he loved it.

All I've got to do is remember whatever it was that worked this morning and get him back there on the first day next term. And to learn to love ironing shirts...

4 comments:

Vix said...

That must be a huge relief for both of you. xxx
PS Picture hooks? I'd love some if you can spare a few. I can't seem to find your email address.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

That's a great breakthrough and a big well done to both of you. Are you doing something special this weekend?

trashsparkle said...

thanks vix and lakota. oops, spoke to soon - guess what happened in the night? starts with up, ends with chuck... suspect it was the early-going to sleep, not long after eating... my sensible side is keeping a food-diary from the past few weeks. oh well, hope he can go tomorrow.
ps vix - yep, will get my email link on (and root thru loft - or toolboxes - I saw those hooks somewhere the other week...)

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

You're doing an amazing job!

Well done on the ironing shirts. I have never and will never own an iron or an ironing board. I've only ironed a shirt once in my life and it was a disaster (at least I never got asked again). I'm not keen on anything with corners. I did a pillow and a tea towel once ; ) xx