Being completely pig-headed I ignored my bad back and gale forecasts on the Irish Sea to continue with my plans to bring the kids to Wales for a few days to see my family.
Did not enjoy the journey (sorry Irish Ferries - weather not their fault obviously), thanks to yes, a bumpy boat ride, no Joy Rides (the best sea sickness tablets bar none in case you think I paid a sneaky visit to the local head shop) and an hour spent in roadworks 'congestion' - last time that happened I went back on the smokes. I only got us all to my Dad's house in one piece thanks to Red Bull, loud music and blasts of cold air to keep me awake and focused. My Dad has a downstairs bedroom for Smiley and as the family can help me - my brothers live nearby - my back has been getting a bit of a rest.
Been reading the other posts on Facebook and it seems that school holidays and Aspergers don't mix well. Take the child away from home and the behaviour gets worse... Here's a few quotes from CD:
"I'm way tooooo sick!"
- on not eating or drinking on the boat or after; he knows how much that worries me.
"I hate my sister. She has to move out, I cannot live in the same house as her anymore!"
- random reaction to going to the supermarket. Said very loudly with passion over and over till I took him outside and said we would stay there until he stopped.
"This is the worst Wifi ever."
- on trying to watch Youtube at Grandad's house.
"We're going back to Dublin tomorrow if you can't make the Wii work!"
- the correct AV sockets were cleverly hidden behind a panel on Grandad's telly - he'd never needed them before...
Ooh and in case you're new here, CD is 8 years old, not 2.
Note: no PR freebies influenced this post - I'm just mentioning stuff I like. Not that I'd necessarily say no to freebies....