Wow, its been a long time since my last post again. Honestly I have just been so busy/ miserable/ lost for words that I couldn't even bring myself to get started. Oh how I had been looking forward to the summer break, not because I am a saintly mother who desperately misses her kids during … Continue reading I’m Baaaack, and so is school!
This is the day that he put slime in his hair, not because he is Autistic just because he is daft! Fun times 😳 I often get asked what made me think that Ethan was on the spectrum. Some people are just genuinely interested, others have concerns about a child of their own and then … Continue reading What made me think my son is Autistic?
Currently there is some paperwork attached to my boiler with a natty magnet which says something about chunky dunking instead of skinny dipping! (Pretty appropriate these days 🙄) The paperwork in question has been there for over a year now 😏, its the blood forms that our Paediatrician gave us for genetic testing on Ethan. … Continue reading To Test Or Not To Test? That Is The Question
I have a few incredible friends, a fair few mates and some acquaintances in my life, some of which my mental health literally could not survive without! But this Autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance journey has gifted me with new friends. These friends, I have never met or even spoken to, these friends were friends … Continue reading Friends I dont know 😍
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morning was our schools Harvest celebration which strangely now involves a cash charity donation rather than a tin of out of date soup or two which is a real shame as I have been saving this bad boy for just such an occasion!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?
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 😬
....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???