So, almost 3 weeks in and I can safely say our ‘back to school, skipping off to Year 1′ honeymoon is over.
This past week he has cried, sobbed, stamped, screamed, had night terrors and been generally Mr Depressed. I really am beginning to wonder if depression is something that can be diagnosed in a 6yr old, it’s next on my list to talk to Camh about.
Anyway, part of this emotional rollercoaster has been caused by the tie. He was so, so excited to wear a tie. He had been telling anyone that would listen that he was going to wear a tie in Year 1 – ‘and it’s a proper tie, not on plasticine’ (plasticine/elastic?).
So, the first morning I did it for him – this was allowed.
The second morning we did it together.
3rd morning ‘I don’t want your help’ – oh dear. I sensed what was coming next.
Not wanting or accepting help is a big issue with those with attachment issues. You can’t become happily independant until you have learnt to be dependant – a stage that Bonzo missed out on.
Off we go with a soon to become morning battle.
Until this week – when progress was made. Each morning after the first 10 minute tie meltdown I guided him through it, and yesterday he did it ‘all on my own’, and this morning, with Bonzo slightly bemused as to why I was taking photos, he did it completely on his own.
He was very, very happy. As was I. That is one less hurdle to get through each morning!
So, the step by step, photo by photo guide to putting on a tie the Bonzo way.