This morning was our schools Harvest celebration which strangely now involves a cash charity donation rather than a tin of out of date soup or two which is a real shame as I have been saving this bad boy for just such an occasion! Does anyone really eat this stuff? Anyway, as with any large … Continue reading Sequins And Harvest Festival
After the recent Panorama episode- Kids In Crisis highlighting the failures of the mental health system for our children and showing the heartbreak so many families suffer as a result, I can't help but feel grateful that we, so far seem to have been lucky on our journey in getting a diagnosis so young for … Continue reading Will My Boy Be Another Kid In Crisis?
Excuse the dodgy hair do! She insisted and was much happier than this picture portrays! 😁 So for the eagerly awaited update on school-gate, erm ok maybe not so eagerly awaited (is anyone reading??? Lol) Wow! I honestly did not think that I would be writing such a positive post about this! My darling boy … Continue reading Day One Of Big School- Masking?
We get through a ridiculous amount of Sellotape in this household and this is down to Ethan's fabulous Autistic imagination! Ethan comes up with some great ideas and I am usually the production team. But I have to get it right otherwise there's hell to pay and sometimes trying to understand the vision he has in … Continue reading More Sellotape Please! The Tale Of Three Bunnies
So the big day is almost upon us, the day my Autistic little fire cracker starts his big boy life in school, the day that I have had sleepless nights over for the past year! 😴 The 'S' word has been banned in our house and in all social engagements during the break as it … Continue reading Big School Is Almost Upon Us 😬
Guilt for every parent is a natural consequence of reproducing, we feel guilt for eating a prawn (or something else on the forbidden foods list) by accident during pregnany We feel guilty for every tiny thing we consider a mistake on our parts during their lives We feel guilty for getting cross or not spending … Continue reading The Black Hole Of Parental Guilt!
....Only one type for weeks on end though! 🎤 Will it be bananas wraps or bread? Nothing else will do instead Will it be biscuits? Will it be cheese? We'll have to wait and see! Oh it's cheese, it's cheese If only it was peas, oh peas Until it causes unease It will be beige … Continue reading FOOD GLORIOUS BEIGE FOOD…..
Thats a bold title/statement if i do say so myself and not something us parents are generally allowing ourselves to think or say! Our lives and those of our other children (even more so with PDA children) are very much governed by the needs of our SEN children and rightly so, if we can keep … Continue reading Its not all about Autism- what about Mummy???
After an exhausting week of seriously hot weather on our Spanish summer holiday, it has taken me a few days to recover enough to update on here! After our last disaster holiday (see my previous post), I didn't hold out too much hope for this one but it actually went as well as I could … Continue reading Sunshine, Sangria and Negotiations!
The last time we had a family holiday was two years ago and i distinctly remember myself and Daddy agreeing never to do that again! Honestly it was the most horrific experience of our lives from the airport wait, aeroplane experience, bus transfer, divey hotel, horrendous food and every meltdown from our then 2 year … Continue reading We’re all going on a summer torture trip….