Half Term Hell

I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and write, so decided I’d cover half term and what we got up to!

Thursday – First day of half term

We had a homework and library day. We spent the morning reading TJs school books and we did the work in his homework book. Then we took a walk to the library, found out about some Halloween events and picked up a few new books to read. Then we had a lunch in lunchboxes because TJ always asks for packed lunch but because he’s eligible for free school meals I’m mean and say no. We then played with different toys and read some more books for the rest of the day.

Friday

Today’s activities for today were reading, playing with Lego and another lunchbox lunch before heading to the park to burn off some energy that he seems to have all day everyday.

We then walked home along the beach and got a slushy. I will never get bored of living at the beach.

Saturday

Saturday is a martial arts day. We got to martial arts for 10, and he went in for 45 minutes whilst I waited outside in the freezing cold because parents can’t stay on a Saturday, and it’s too far to walk home because I wouldn’t make it back in time to pick him up. We then went to the doctors because I had to have my flu jab and were in and out within 10 minutes. After a bath when we got home, we changed the bedsheets and curled up watching movies for the rest of the day.

Sunday

Today has been a reading morning, we read one of TJs school books, and then we decided to make a pritt stick monster set. I’ve never been so stressed in my life. It kept falling apart everytime I tried to do anything.

We got there in the end though, and about 5 minutes after I took this picture the dinosaurs head fell off, along with a spike from his back and his tail. Looks good in this picture though so that’s all that counts right???

The rest of our day is going to consist of making rice krispie cakes, and eventually sorting TJs toys out because we need to make room for new ones.

Monday

Soft play day! We went to our local soft play area allll dayyyyy, literally opening until tea time. TJ had a mini meltdown at lunch because “the beans on his plate was touching the other food” but other than that, no problems! He played nicely with others and even saw a couple of his friends from school.

Tuesday

This morning we made the other pritt stick monster set, it went a little easier seen as how I cheated and used cellotape.

Next we had lunch, and then it was Halloween cakes time! We made rice krispie cakes with Halloween decorations and Halloween cupcakes too!

They turned out great!

Not long after we had to head to martial arts, where TJ got yet another stripe! Only 5 more to go until he gets his next belt!

Wednesday

Today was a clusterfuck. And thats putting it politely. TJ woke up in an awful mood and literally everything set him off. He didn’t want to do anything and everything was upsetting him. I finally got him to put his patch on because it needs doing for an hour everyday, and we started writing his numbers and then spelling the numbers. He wasn’t really concentrating but we got through it. Then we did some sums which he adores so he did them easily and it was fine, then I asked him to write Tristan, which he’s more than capable of doing, and all hell broke loose. He started screaming, kicking, throwing stuff, the anger coming from him when he has one of these outbursts honestly scares me. The school provisionally have said he’s got ADHD and a low level of autism (due to not wanting to be touched, not allowing eye contact and having sensory issues when he’s having one of his outbursts) but I really am unsure. What I do know is that there’s no stopping him when he’s like it, I just have to let it fizz out. He went onto the naughty step and after being put back 3 times after getting off, he took himself upstairs and into his bed where as I write this he’s fallen asleep. I’m gonna let him have an hour nap and see how he is when he wakes up. We were supposed to be going to the duck pond to feed the ducks and the park nearby but I threatened that we wouldnt go if he was naughty so I can’t go back on that, so we won’t be going. Which is a shame because we don’t have another free day where we can go, unless we squeeze it into Friday somewhere. Here’s hoping for a better afternoon because I am exhausted already.

Turns out he wasn’t asleep, he was just quiet. He came down a little while later and seemed to have calmed down. We had lunch, and then decided to go to Tescos. Big mistake. Meltdown after meltdown and then he crawled most of the way home.

Thursday

We started our day by going to the library for a Ghosts and Ghouls stories and crafts session. TJ loved listening to the stories, and made a Frankenstein door hanger and then a ghost, and also some colouring.

Bowling and arcades was our plan next. He almost beat me at bowling, which was not good for me ego, and we played lots of different arcade games.

Friday

Sea life centre day! Today we went to the sea life centre for the Ascarium 2018 Halloween event. Luckily we had some half price vouchers for kelloggs cereals so it didn’t cost too much, and we had a lovely family day out.

TJ had to find different items throughout the centre and write them down to win himself a little treat. At the end of the walk round, there was a witches lair set up, and the woman dressed up as a witch explained all about recycling and keeping litter out of the oceans etc, and it was really good. She asked the children to pick up rubbish she had scattered around and then gave them a plastic cup in return. After this room was the reptile room where TJ got a badge for touching a cockroach.

Saturday & Sunday

TJ was at his dads, and me and Keiron had a chill weekend which was lovely

Overall we had a fantastic half term, and I hated it when TJ went back to school, I’ve realised we really need to make the most of the time we have when he’s not at school, because I miss him so much all the time!

Planes biscuits!

Today we tried our hands at biscuit baking! Yesterday we were given a load of Disney magazines with all the baking things inside. My fiance isn’t having a great time recently, and he’s obsessed with Planes so we chose to use the Planes cookie cutter as our first trial.

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In the oven 🙂

Unfortunately I’m a better cake maker than biscuits and they weren’t the best, but hey for a first try I can’t complain!
I put in a taster and tried that and they taste okay so that’s the main thing 🙂

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Recipe:
200g (7oz) Butter
200g (7oz) Caster Sugar
1 egg
Vanilla extract
400g (14oz) plain flour

Method:
Mix butter and sugar
Add vanilla and egg – mix
Add flour
Roll dough out and use cutters
Place in oven for 15-20 minutes 🙂