Thursday, July 24, 2014


At 1 a.m. this morning we went shopping in Asda and this was Missy afterwards.

She decided she wanted to watch the film Prince of Egypt , our life is a bit upside down at the moment , Missy seems to sleep in the day and is awake at night  but it does make her a bit calmer . Plus there are no screaming babies in Asda at 1 AM which is always a plus point. We can only go shopping when there are no babies or screaming children around.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014


On the way home I decided to take Missy to the local shop.
Big mistake!
For no reason whatsoever Missy got out of the car at the shops and started to scream  and shout in a very loud and angry voice for no reason whatsoever.
I immediately responded with .'right back in the car, we are going home .'
And we did .
When she realised she was not going into the shop Missy totally lost her cool and she had a full blown meltdown.
Mid meltdown I phoned her carers to tell them that she could not go out because of the meltdown. 
In the background to my phone call Missy could be heard screaming and crying and the carer said , 'well I guess you know best '.
'What the feck ??????'
The carers, not the childminders who have more sense in their  little fingers then these carers seem to have in their entire brain, resent me cancelling Missy's outings when she is prone to a meltdown because they don't get paid.
I am sorry but I have been nursing since the age of 17 and I became pregnant with my first child when I was 19 and I have brought up 6 girls and I 
have looked after an autistic child 24/7 for the last 13 years so you can bet your arse at 53 with a lifetime of experience I know best when it comes to preventing meltdowns in the street as far as Missy is concerned . 
Missy is likely to strip her clothes  off or jump into Roath Park lake or at least throw her crocs into the lake or become very violent and start to push and bash people about. 
I think I shall check with Missy's social worker to see whether these carers are allowed to stay in the house and do their visit here. 
Which means they will be able to do craft activities or play in the front garden with Missy, anything to calm her meltdowns more quickly. 
Plus it will be a benefit for them to witness a  full blown meltdown and how it is not safe  to have the meltdown in the street.

This is not Missy having a meltdown but imagine this 10 times as bad plus purple blotchy face and there you have a Missy Meltdown!




An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.