Who are you looking at…. We hope you’ve washed your hands before you stick them in our cage.
“Dad can we either just start 2020 again or can we just give it up as a rubbish year and move on to 2021”
He then vented on a range of 2020 subjects
- Australia burning
- School exams
- Tragic deaths
- Corona Virus
- Planes being shot out of the air
- Nutters trying to start WW3
- Government lies
“Can’t believe it Dad we still have 11 months of this to go”
This week we have both been fighting a cold. Perfect timing with exams.
“Dad we got the Drama marks back. I came third bottom. Nice of the teacher to tell me that. Funny how you find stuff out only when you’ve done badly. Couldn’t read the paper. Couldn’t spell any of the words. Kept coughing. Can’t wait to drop the subject.”
Such a shame that school have managed to alienate him from a potentially wonderfully fulfilling subject.
With his Aspergers he gets these massive anxiety attacks on specific issues. One of which is illness. It’s also probably linked to losing loved ones. This week he’s been having panic attacks that his cough is the Corona Virus. I’ve spent all week trying to calm those fears. On Thursday night after a long chat where we talked numbers and relative risks, I hoped that we had started to ease his anxieties.
THEN TODAYS HEADLINES – UK’s first two confirmed Corona cases confirmed. They were found about 15 miles from us.
When he finds out he’s going into DEFCON 2 level anxiety meltdowns. It’s so tough for him. When he comes across something like this then he just fixates on it. It just develops into this anxiety maelstrom. A powerful hurricane which just becomes increasingly powerful as it feeds of his nervous energy. Just ruins his life.
So yes I’m with him on cancelling 2020 already. The only problem is that I’m not sure 2021 will be any better. That’s a problem as I’ve got to try and convince our Son that things can and probably will improve. Maybe it’s time to assemble the Gerbil Squad.