Dear my boy, I wonder if you realise just how important you are on this journey. How, at 10 years old, you can already do more things with your sister than any adult could ever achieve. How your calming voice can quiet a meltdown before it begins. I wonder if you see how much of…… Continue reading A letter to my boy.
Look what’s back! My girls amazing smile ❤ After a hard few days I feel like my daughter has been returned to me. School holidays, lead up to the full moon, hormones, pain? I have no idea what had caused such a difference in behaviour… …but my girl, and her beautiful smile, are back.
My boy. I adore the very ground he walks on. He is my calm in the storm. The light in my dark days. My hug in a fight. He is 10. Only 10 years old and he is the person I turn to. His 12 year old sister has Autism and a list of physical…… Continue reading Amazing Autism sibling.
I’m tired of always having to fight, I’m tired of being the one to put things right, I’m tired of always having to explain, I’m tired of repeating myself over again, I’m tired of teaching people who should know better, I’m tired of writing emails and letters, I’m tired of my words falling on deaf…… Continue reading So very tired.
I don’t know what just happened. One minute all was calm, the next minute a scene of utter confusion. I stare on like a rabbit in the headlights. Shocked, panicked, scared. I can’t move. I daren’t move. I don’t know what to do. It came from nowhere. I want to calm my child but my…… Continue reading The perfect Autism parent.
My girl has Autism. My girl can talk. She is verbal. Many on the more severe end of the spectrum are non verbal. Some would say I am lucky that she has speech….. As ungrateful as that sounds, it boils down to peoples conceptions about Autism. Many still believe that people with Autism cannot speak,…… Continue reading But she can talk?
A thank you note to ‘Our Autism’ Dad. Thank you for always being there for us, Always. Without question. Thank you for working on very little sleep, Despite your apparent exhaustion, Thank you for being there in the early hours, When all you need is sleep, Thank you for answering your phone every 5 minutes,…… Continue reading Fathers Day.