Yesterday the kids came home from school in a foul mood, so much so that we sent them to bed early. Today (Saturday) their dad works I wasn’t going to have a repeat performance of last weekend, I was almost in tears with how they were behaving. So I was trying to think of ideas of what to do with them, one to tire them out and two to stop them getting aggressive.
I was really lucky last month I won a Wii, we hadn’t really played it so I thought I would give it a go. Well it was great fun, for the first time since Christmas I saw them laugh and joke with each other. It was such a pleasure to watch. We played Wii Sports Resort first , the kids let me play table tennis they thought I would be rubbish. What they didn’t know was I used to play tennis and table tennis quite a lot when i was younger, I even remembered how to do a smash shot, lol. We had a Wii sports resort tournament I did let them win honest, funny they all tied at first place , mummy came last oh well.
Then it was the turn of Just Dance how good is that, I watched as Perkie danced his way to Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne I watched as this normally uncoordinated boy managed to copy most of the moves, I was amazed. He was laughing so much and just generally having fun. The they decided to get mummy to dance well I just had to dance to Wham I was a Whamette after all in the 80’s. They laughed because I knew most of the moves. Pinkie did the same song and nearly got top marks, smarty pants. Then one thing occurred to me whilst they were having fun it was helping with their normally very poor coordination, pity they didn’t have this a few years ago , it would have stopped hours of physiotherapy. Pinkie the girl who can fall over a feather, wasn’t falling over, she still can’t quite balance on one leg but who can, lol.
So today for a few hours they were having lots of fun while helping their coordination maybe Wii’s should be available on the NHS as a new treatment, now’s there’s a thought.
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My new twitter screen name is @savvymum4autism not @savvymum4 anymore thanks