A dog?

I think I may have talked myself into something today….and then talked myself out again. I do this alot. I get a ‘good’ idea, get all excited, only to then focus on the negatives and give it all up again. That is me in a nutshell. Mrs Negative. It was about getting a dog. Something…… Continue reading A dog?

Thank you The Paulos Circus.

Today we did something, as a family, that we never thought we’d be able to do! We went to the circus! The circus? I know, you must think I am crazy! The crowds, the dark, the bright lights, the flashes, the loud noises…. It is a place that people with sensory processing difficulties fear. We…… Continue reading Thank you The Paulos Circus.

The artist.

Our favourite night of the month arrived! The night of ‘The Group’ We love The Group, and cannot sing their praises enough. It is a get together session for children with disabilities and their siblings, run by volunteers and funded by donations. Every month there is a different activity and we also meet up out…… Continue reading The artist.

Special needs parent friends.

Since having a child with Special needs my friendship circle has drastically reduced. It is not anyones fault, it is just the way things go. People grow up, grow apart and move on. When I realised my child had additional needs,  that required diagnosis and extra care, I didn’t realise how drastic the change would…… Continue reading Special needs parent friends.

The truth behind social media.

So far the summer holidays are going great…. …well that is what we write on social media isn’t it? Why do we do that? Why don’t we just be honest and say, actually, Autism is bloomin’ hard work and we are exhausted already! We don’t ever do that because people don’t like to see negativity……or…… Continue reading The truth behind social media.

The summer holidays are coming.

You spend all of your days, all of your nights, Making sure the children are alright, Cleaning their faces, picking up clothes, Playing their games, tickling their toes, Cooking them meals, brushing their hair, Showing them which outfit to wear, Washing the dishes, making them drink, Filling the freezer, rinsing the sink, Breaking up fights,…… Continue reading The summer holidays are coming.

You can say no.

Have the confidence to say No. I have learnt this over the years….. …..not that you are ever allowed to say no. If you say No you become an obstinate parent, even if you know it won’t work for your child. Professionals are intimidating. The people ‘in charge’ of your child and their care, want…… Continue reading You can say no.