It starts with the colours
Flashing before my eyes
I can’t  think straight
What where you saying?

Then the noises
All jumbled and muddled
I can’t hear you
Did you say something?

Then the faces
All around
I can’t think straight
Go Away

Are you ok?
Are You OK?
NO! Go away

I can’t think straight
I can’t see straight
I can’t hear straight
What were you saying?

It Hurts
It makes it go away
It makes it stop
It makes it go away
It hurts

Breathe slowly
Breathe slowly

Quiet at Last
Please leave me alone
I want it to be quiet
I don’t want you to ask

Please leave me alone
Please don’t go



Two of my children have meltdowns. The youngest is currently at this stage. The eldest has learnt coping mechanisms like me. You see, I wrote this from my perspective. From what I remember how a meltdown feels. People say I’m soft, laid back, too easy going. I have to be. If I get upset or angry I could meltdown too. Like my eldest I go to my room and deal with it myself. It’s hard to see your child meltdown. With the youngest there is often more screaming involved too. Sometimes a gentle but firm hold can help, sometimes you have to leave them to get on with it. It’s never easy, but it does pass. The key is to avoid the things that trigger them but that’s not always possible. It’s not bad behaviour, it’s not a tantrum. It’s just being unable to process what is going on around because your senses are all mixed up. It’s not about hate or anger, it’s not having control.

This post was inspired by a post by Jonty Babe over on It’s a Crazy World, she’s got iron clad superwoman knickers, I swear!

1 Comment

  1. February 11, 2013 / 5:47 pm

    Great post! lol love that you mention my knickers!

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