I was informed the other day that the family support worker might need to chat to Matt. I hope the person doing it enjoys lego.
Although I do wonder what he will say, the other day I “wrecked his life” what did I do? Said no to buying him yet more toys, unless he got rid of some.
I have no idea where he picked this phrase up, part and parcel of him going to school I think, its certainly not something myself or my partner have ever used.
If he mentions that to the social worker with no context, then that could be bad, but I am assuming they will figure it out.
I know life is “tough” for him at the moment, not in any sort of neglect way, but we don’t get to do things that last year might have been possible such as going bowling, going swimming, things that cost. Instead I am finding the best things to do for free, but the weather is not cooperating.
His childhood is different from other kids, I am sure it is, he is now at the point where he is asking questions, about why I go to the doctors, how he can help fix it, why I am not waking up like I use to. We try and answer all his questions for him, he is a curious little boy and by keeping things from him I think it will make it worse for him.
The one thing that hasn’t changed is the food we have in for him, he gets home from school and I will swear on some days he hasn’t been fed since I last gave him food, not only does he pack in some more he than asks for seconds for dinner. Our main aim is to keep in snacks of all sorts, such as fruit, biscuits and we hide the chocolate, as if he knows where it is, it will all be gone within the day. As he gets older and can make the decision to choose what to eat, I will relax that rule, but given half a chance he will eat chocolate, follow it up by more chocolate and then he might have half an banana.
But I also feel that by limiting the treat choice, then it might give him food issues, its a fine line to walk.
I went off on a bit of a tangent there. Oh well, welcome to my head