Holidays and celebrations...

Growing Me slows down in school holidays.  As with many care-experienced children, the academic and social demands of school are massive for my little one.  School holidays provide a much needed opportunity for us to connect and play, with demands kept to an absolute minimum! BUT…

This holiday we had a big family celebration! A heady mix of excitement and anxiety for our little one. On the one hand, this celebration bought opportunities to play with much loved cousins.  On the other hand, my time and energy was being pulled toward party planning, fuelling my little one’s fear that I love others more than them.  On the day, there were unknown people, an unknown place, all of which means unfamiliar rules for social interaction.  And when the sun decided to make an appearance, meaning they had to contend with suncream as well, it felt like it would be a miracle if we got through the day!

The feeling of relief and pride that we did indeed make it through, and even had some fun along the way was incredible.  I’m back at work this morning, and excited to get on with putting the illustration files in order for our animators.  Ellie has another day booked in at Dubrek this week, and Bev is back from her holidays too, and will be back to Growing Me on Thursday, beavering away with Maanya and Nicola behind the scenes.

 

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