It took me a while yesterday morning to understand what was behind Maureen’s question of ‘have I got to go to school today?’ After a little probing, she told me she wanted to be with her friends so they could play chasing games together. When we went for a walk later in the day she asked again about the whereabouts of her friend.
Maureen often says she is lonely and wants to go home to her mother and father, to a place where she had friends. We haven’t any close friends here and visitors to our home are few and far between. Moving back ‘home’, is no longer a sensible option as familiarity with surroundings is essential as Maureen can now get lost in our own house. Therefore, it is an opportune time to attempt to develop some friendships a little further and entice them into our abode. I’m hoping to set the ball rolling on this front later this morning. One of the candidates on my short list has a young child and I know Maureen would love to have a youngster to play with. I hope to have some progress to report on Monday: have a good weekend.