Sunday, 7 November 2010

A little tied up...

with appointments/meeting at the moment and cannot see it letting up, lol....

I thought life was suppose to get a little easier when Steven left school in July, but so far have had 47 appointments/meetings either with or about Steven and lost count of the phone calls I've made or received in that time for him too. Got another 5 appointments/meetings this week and so far got 2 phone calls to make...

Also last week I made the decision to let the lad on Thursday go, it wasn't an easy decision to make, but I felt Steven was not getting anything out of it... The first couple of times he took Steven out was fine, he was using public transport, (trains, buses and even a boat ride), so doing social skills I asked him to do, then the last 4 times, all his done is taken Steven for walks. He also said he couldn't do some weeks, so was looking at the dates he gave me, and it seemed he could only do every other week from now till Christmas, so also no continuity, so poor Steven won't know if he was coming or going.
Another thing I noticed was Steven never seem to get excited when Jonny turned up, but then would you, knowing you were about to walk solid for 4 hours with no stopping for a cake or drink in that time, I too would not be pleased and there was no social skills required with walking across fields and bridges.

I don't seemed to have had a lot of luck with the Thursday person, the first one handed her notice in before starting, so then got a girl for a few weeks before she went off to uni, then I get Jonny...

I didn't realise it would be so hard finding someone to give my son some 1:1 for social skills, for going on buses, trains, going across on the ferries, stopping for a drink, choosing a cake, handing over the money...

am I asking too much?

5 comments:

craftattack said...

Hope you soon find someone reliable for Steven, and that your appts etc get less stressfull.

SusieJ said...

No, Maria - you're not asking too much.
Sparkles and hugs for you and Steven - hope you manage to find the right "Thursday" person.
Sue xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thank you val and sue, fingers crossed for the meeting wednesday...xx

Susan said...

I would love to do that job, especially if it involved cake, hope you find someone suitable soon.

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks susan, if you lived closer I would have welcomed you with open arms, even if steven would have had to fight you to get his cake, lol...xx