I haven’t been able to blog for a while as it’s been half term and that can always keep us busy. Well normally in half term we put Oliver into a football club to help him have routine and doing something he loves, this half term we choose to let Oliver chill out at home as he had been doing so much sport this last term we thought he his body would like some time off.
I think we were wrong, Oliver although he chilled out a lot and he was good, he missed have the routine and something to do each day. He got bored very quickly, we did lots of dog walks to go out with the football and he even got his scooter back out this week which was lovely to see. I don’t think his body liked not doing any sport either, and by yesterday Oliver was looking really down and fed up which he had been like that most of the holiday, but sometimes it takes us parents a while to workout what is going on when your child can’t explain anything to you.
One sure fire way to help was his dad was going to go for a run yesterday and Oliver wanted to go with him, and yet again he loved it and come back feeling much better. So note to self book a football club in future holidays.
I am luckily that Oliver has an xbox but he isn’t happy playing on it for hours on end or his Ipad and that he would rather be so active.
One good thing too was he did some good homework, I gave him his tablet to do this to help and he had to do a drawing of Elizabeth 1, he did a good job and it was great for me to see him on his tablet and how it helps/doesn’t help. We don’t medicate at home other than for clubs after school this is due to wanting Oliver to eat to help with his weight as his tablet can suppress his appetite. So when I go to CAMHs I can’t always give the feed back on how he is and have to hope school are giving the right information. Thankfully I have no concerns with his tablet at the moment 🙂