Morning routine! Arrrggghh! (Present day ramblings!)

Back in the present day now and I’ve been wondering …Will we ever nail the morning routine? Whatever we do, it always ends in stress and anguish… and that’s just me!! 

We’ve tried all sorts in the past – countdown traffic light timers, ticklists, social stories etc etc and I’m sure I’ll come back to those in later blogs. 

This week we have changed around the order of breakfast and getting ready – we’ve been doing breakfast first and then ready for school. This seems to be going a little better because it means Ellie is downstairs eating (her favourite thing to do in life!) whilst I and hubby are upstairs getting ready. 

Now at age 12, Ellie can remember what uniform to put on and asks for help with bits that are fiddly – it’s those things you can’t see, like hygiene that I have to keep nagging about – and whenever I remind her it’s nearly always met with a stressful SORRY! with hands a’flappin and feet a’stompin! It drives me bloody mental! 

So today I bought something new… a small light up board with just two things on which Ellie turns off when she’s done them 💡

I’ll let you know how it goes!! 

Author: Linda Meek

So, I've started a blog... mainly about everyday things... usually to do with Austism (Aspergers) and having a Tween with it. I'm blogging for me, as a form of therapy I suppose, but if I can help anyone out there, then that would be amazing. I'm a mother of two beautiful kids... who give a lot of joy and laughter and also drive me up the wall! Thank god for wine, that's all I can say!

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