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Jack and the Beanstalk, and Victorians.

February 23, 2016 - family, Home education, parenting

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We’ve had some challenging times this week, or rather E has. On Friday we went to a puppet show in the village. It was Jack and the Beanstalk with a slight twist, they had nits! The girls all enjoyed it, especially little S. E however, spent the entire time curled in a ball on my lap, hands over his ears, occasionally crying. It was busy and noisy and it was too much for him. Saturday he spent the day in his onesie recovering.

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Sunday afternoon there was a Victorian fayre at Dorset County Museum, and as R loves history we thought we’d head down. It was great, lots of people in period dress, traditional music, dancing, and crafts. There was a whole room furnished as a working class Victorian house. R loved seeing the old pushchair, washboard, clothes press and more.

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Again E found the whole experience too much. He was kicking, shouting, biting, pinching and lashing out. He tried a few times to run away. It the end Daddy sat in the lobby with him for a while, then we went to Costa for a drink and a break. Afterwards Daddy took E and little S back to the car and I took R and S back to the museum to do some craft.

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Once we were home and calm I discussed with E the difficulties he had had and what I could do to help. We decided together to try some ear defenders, E chose a colour he liked and we ordered them on Amazon. I’m really hoping they help in busy places where E feels overwhelmed. 

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On Monday we went to a meet up at a park, but it was cold and wet so we didn’t last long! I bought E new coat afterwards, fleece lined so it’s warm but it’s also thin. Today he actually wore a coat… happily! I can’t remember the last time he was happy to put on a coat. Long may it last. We had a much better day today. We started with a farm trip, and followed it with a trip to the park. We all had lots a fun and came home happy. 
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It’s not easy having a child with extra needs but one way or another we work through it.

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12 thoughts on “Jack and the Beanstalk, and Victorians.

JuggleMum, Nadine Hill

Great idea to get E some ear defenders – maybe that’ll help prevent overstimulation and keep things calm. I hope they work!

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Erica Price

Hope the ear defenders help – I’ve heard they can help. We use them at shows or the cinema sometimes as they can be a bit loud.

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angela hamilton

The ear defenders are a great idea, I am sure they will work well for him x

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mum

You are amazing! Im not just saying that as your mum, but as a parent who knows the struggles that parenthood brings just by its very nature. You encourage the children including e with his needs to try different things. You look for new & interesting ways for them to learn each & every subject. You amaze me & I am so very proud of you. Xxx

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Oana

Oh bless, I worked for a while with a special needs child and found it equally challenging and heartbreaking.xx

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Coombe Mill

i hope the ear defenders help, sounds like a week with lots of fun things to do, the park looks like a lovely breath of fresh air even if it has been cold #bloggerclubuk

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Stephs Two Girls

It is so difficult getting that balance right of doing things for the family and trying not to overload senses, isn’t it? Hopefully the ear defenders will work – they have done occasionally for our girl x

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Kara

I don’t think I have ever been to the Dorset County Museum – i must do it soon!

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Cass@FrugalFamily

I really hope the ear defenders are a success for you x x

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TheMadHouse

Oh poor E. It is horrible when our senses overwhelm us. I hope the ear defenders help,

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Becky, Cuddle Fairy

The ear defenders sound like a really great idea for E. My oldest hates loud noises – he’s much better the older he gets but as a young child he would get so upset. That was an interesting addition to the jack & the bean stalk story lol Thanks so much for sharing with blogger club uk xx

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