I'm getting a lot of love from Monkey Boy at the moment - he can't usually show it at all but there's been quite a lot of build up for weeks now "Can I be your baby/ puppy/ baby gorilla?" - usually around bedtime and an excuse to be vulnerable with me and get lots of cuddles.
Also lots less controlling and defiant behaviour and - touch every bit of wood in sight - no violence. None!
He had an INSET day today and I took him up to London to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (inspired by listening to the BFG audiobook in the car). He tolerated being in a crowd and behaved beautifully all day.
Mum to AS Big Fish (19, 16 years at home) and AS Little Minnow (13, almost 6 years at home), came separately, and now a wonderful, feisty horse who lets me escape from kids with attitude and the drudgery of disability services and a top of the range adapted van provided by the council fulfilling their legal requirements!