Hi All , many of you have followed my previous posts and I haven't been on here for a while as understandably a busy bee nowadays!
My Grandson has settled in SO well , we have a lovely routine and often he says ''stay at Nannys house''
He is sleeping in his own bed every night ( when he first came here he was clingy and a bit insecure so I let him sleep in with me most of the time ) but he loves his room and bed etc and is in bed at 7pm every night and asleep by 7.30pm!
He is loving school and is much less clingy when I drop him off ... the journey dropping him off has been a problem though as a 4 hour a day journey in the back of a cab meant I started suffering with back pain which has been getting worse by the day so I spoke to the SW and she has arranged for an escort to be found so I am waiting to hear on that once the transport dept get a bid for the journey / someone willing to do the job as we were getting a different cab driver ever day as no-one wanted to do the 24 mile round trip twice a day!! So I hope they do find someone soon from the new company who provide escorts too as I NEED my back to be able to care for my GS
He is doing so well emotionally too as I encourage him to get his feeling out even with his limited speech and sometimes he says ''Mummy not well'' and ''bye bye Mummy not well'' which is what he says when he doesn't want that to happen or be the case
He does miss his Mum and at other times he does not want to go to contact especially if she has cancelled one or two times in a row which has happened recently and she is NOT doing well at all!
So we plod on and deal with our emotions , the both of us lol and he also goes from missing the foster carer and asking to see her to freaking out if her name is mentioned and saying ''stay with Nanny , stay with Nanny'' so obviously he has mixed emotions but both feelings are fine and natural , it is natural for him to miss the foster carer yet not want to live with her and it is natural for him to miss his Mum and to one day live with her as he says ''Mummys house one day''
He is doing so well at school and everyone has noticed he is so much happier than before and his 'behaviours' are becoming less and less as he is healing
So he is coming on leaps and bounds and I have things like a reward chart for good behaviour and we do about 5-10 mins of phonics work each night to help with his reading and we have been to a local farmers market on a Saturday morning which he loved and asked to go back and a Sunday afternoon boot fair where he found some bargain toys and loved it too!
I can't wait to get more energy though when the school escort is sorted as I don't get much time during the day to do stuff before the afternoon cab is back at my door , basically I get about 3 hours per day to myself whereas the other parents / carers get 7!!! ... I could do A LOT with 7 hours but now I do the basics eg cook a big dinner to freeze some too plus try and rest my back and then that's it for the day and am too tired to do anything after school eg go to the park which we sometimes used to do before but at least I am ENJOYING him to the MAX
And on a completely soppy , heart melting note I was putting him to bed the other night when he gave me lots of kisses then gazed deep into my eyes and said ''GOOD NANNY'' .... to say my heart melted would be an understatement , he is SO precious!
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