What a week.

Some days….weeks….are a struggle. Sometimes we spend our whole time trying. We spend all of our time thinking of, and making plans, to make things work. We spend each and every moment trying to make the world easier for our children…. It fails. When attempts at communication get ignored. When a clear sentance is spoken.…… Continue reading What a week.

Invisible?

I was casually chatting to the cashier today as she was scanning my shopping. She asked me what I was up to today. I told her that Monday is mostly cleaning up after the weekend. She asked if we’d had guests, I told her no, we just have children! I explained that we don’t tend…… Continue reading Invisible?

Autism and feelings.

People with Autism don’t have feelings? Whilst I can feel happy She feels nothing? Whilst I can feel sad She feels nothing? Whilst I can feel angry She feels nothing? Whilst I can feel content She feels nothing? Whilst I can feel excitement She feels nothing? Whilst I can feel guilt She feels nothing? When…… Continue reading Autism and feelings.

Eating disorders and Autism.

This week is national eating disorders awareness week. You may be thinking that this is normally an Autism blog and wondering why I am highlighting it. 1) because spreading awareness of anything with a negative stigma is always extremely important. 2) I believe there to be an invisible link between Autism and Anorexia. Anorexia is…… Continue reading Eating disorders and Autism.

Pain.

I can’t decide what is worse: Seeing your child in pain, or knowing there is nothing you can do to help. Today they are both breaking my heart. I am angry because my child has this ‘thing’ that I cannot take away. I am upset because I wish it was me that was hurting instead.…… Continue reading Pain.

Nothing to see here…

If anyone had been watching as we entered the café at lunch, they wouldn’t have noticed anything out of the ordinary; Not about me, the sibling or the friends who were accompanying us for lunch. Today the café was bustling with people; leftovers waiting to be cleared on empty tables. No one paid any attention…… Continue reading Nothing to see here…