Thanks very much for the RTs of my “Mr Pick” post, T loved seeing himself on screen and smiled away reading it, phew!
No school runs (walks) today….nice,
D has been happy doing her reading and playing with the craft box:
As she has been into the “Manah Manah song” so much this week, I thought I’d try her with one of the Muppets DVDs. No such luck. Because it was new and didn’t immediately start with what she was used to, rejected! It’s not been all bad though, I found a clip-on ponytail, got Hubbie to drape it over his head and sing the song! D loved it and then said “Daddy, take off Mumma’s hair” which was very funny!
It was a nice change for everyone to have the same dinner tonight. Normally what with D’s sensory issues and T’s picky eating, I will end up doing three separate things but we all had fish & chips from the chippie, nom nom. Saved cooking and fitted in with a relaxed Saturday.
Butterfly watch – day 23 🐛🌸🐛:
No change from yesterday’s picture, we could have another 7 days before some little butterflies emerge. The picture of the little bat-like cocoons is on yesterday’s blog.
Tonight’s last picture is something I RTd earlier, if you’d like to share it with your followers for greater autism awareness, I’d be delighted if you did. As you can see from the picture of D, autism is invisible and relies on empathy and understanding as opposed to senses.
Hope everyone’s had a good day, thanks v much for reading and comments/RTs as ever welcomed Jx 😍
This is our nickname for T, our 9.5 year old “Pickle Jar”, which was his nickname from about 6 months, then shortened to “Mr Pick”.
T is a bundle of football-loving & football team playing, book reading, hard-working pickle-ish-ness.
He can also be incredibly stubborn (hmmmm just like his mum and dad), an
extremely fussy eater and will sometimes wind his sister (D) up without realising it – although it definitely is intentional on occasion.
Ask him a football fact and he will know it, Match magazine arrives every week and is instantly devoured. His homework is done in a flash and throughout this school year (since September) he’s only got one spelling wrong!
We have always tried to be open with him about D’s autism and the ways it can affect her, and our family as a result. When trying to explain autism to T and without being aware that a puzzle piece was the symbol for autism, I likened the brain to being like lots of puzzle pieces and that in D’s case, a few puzzle pieces had overlapped which causes her to react like she does.
We haven’t gone down the siblings support groups route yet, T doesn’t want to and I don’t want to force him. As long as he continues to be open with his feelings and knows that he has us around, I’m happy with that. In time, I think he would find siblings groups useful.
His football team have won a few trophies this season, as well as being pleased for them, I’m so glad that Hubbie & T have this “boys-only” shared interest (Hubbie is assistant manager of T’s team). It gives them both a chance to go off and be lads for a while, not sure who is more pleased at their wins sometimes.
So Mr Pick, love you, we’re so proud of you xx