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Barefut's Blog: "Stop Touching Me!"

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Hi Everyone,

 

Here's a great start to the New Year; Barefut's latest blog "Stop Touching Me!" is hot off the press!! :emoticons-clap:

 

It's well written and absolutely hilarious and I'm sure you're all going to enjoy reading it as much as I have!! :emoticons-yes:


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I smiled the entire time I read it. Thanks Barefut.

 

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Oh the memories this brings back...

 

I never thought that a 13 yr old and a 4 yr old would or even could fight until my niece (above average intelligence, able to recite Robert Frost poetry at age 2yrs) arrived and her older brother saw her as a source of endless entertainment. He was the sort of child that would persist until something or someone exploded and then, covered in debris, would still poke and prod...

 

This blog reminded me of one particular car journey in which my sister was driving, Ma was in the front seat, my niece was in the back in her car seat, my nephew next to her (!!) and then me with my earphones in and music up full blast. Well the kicking and poking and teasing got so bad my sister pulled over and scarily I can't remember what happened next... I assume it wasn't leaving one or both children at the roadside as they're both around nowadays...

 

I think a study should be carried out to see why children, regardless of age, lose all sense of propriety, reason and common sense when seated in a moving vehicle with another child. Any volunteers?


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Believe it Amanda!! It happens, with tedious regularity. The one time I decided to pull over when the fighting got too bad, the 'protagonist' leapt out of the car and climbed the nearest tree!!! Talk about making myself look useless.

 

The one glimmer of hope is that he is now the one who panics whenever I am hospitalised!!! In his eyes I am a saint for persevering with him and loving him unconditionally. It is not hard any more but I know how Barefut feels, and can only re-iterate that it will all work out in the end, if we can last that long.

 

Best wishes and thanks for a great blog.

Judyt

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Hi Barefut ,

 

Thanks for the walk down memory lane!!! I can sympathize since I had two boys - less than two years apart. During Gareth's prime, between 10 and 18 years old, he and his brother would do the same. Even though Gareth is basically non-verbal, he's very high functioning and would usually be the instigator of fights. He knew what buttons to push to get Ryan riled up and yelling!!! I'd ask both if I should stop the car and let them out, Ryan would yell *no* and Gareth would sign *yes and point to Ryan* ....meaning let Ryan out!!!

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

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