Me and my girl and boy, raising awareness and acceptance of autism

Sunday 17th June

Fathers Day today: I hope everyone’s had a good day 💜

Our day started off well, Hubbie was very pleased with his cards & gifts. D had made a card at school and done a card on the computer in class and written in a Clintons one (good old Clintons, won’t be around for much longer in our village, shame). In the shop-bought one it said “hope you have a great day” and D added in an “I” at the start of it – very precise! T’s one had a 3d image of Laurel & Hardy on, they watch them on DVD and almost cry with laughter sometimes!

We had crying today, but for a different reason. Whether it was tiredness or the emotion of it being a “special day”, D has been very sensitive to T for much of the day. Luckily she hasn’t taken it out on him but there have been frequent tears and statements that she doesn’t want a brother anymore, she wants to go and live in Brazil ?!? She’s also been using my hand to bite down on and ease some of her anxiety.

It got so fraught (and, well infuriating) that I made them both apologise to Hubbie. T’s was a “sorry”, a sulk and over with, D kept saying “sorry” and repeating it all the way through bathtime etc – an hour or so – that was her answer to everything. All said with a blank look on her face. It made me wonder if she knew what she was saying and then I cried, so she cried too, which set T off. She’s calm now and part of me regrets asking her to apologise but their constant bickering and sniping did not make for a happy day.

Butterfly watch – day 17 🐛🌸🐛:
They have all cocooned now. This morning it was 2 in each jar, by 7pm they’ll all hanging upside down. Occasional frantic wriggling going on! I guess I need to wait until they’re all reached a bat-like state before I transfer them (carefully) to the pop-up garden. So..butterflies in a week or so, I imagine:

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I hope everyone’s had a good day, this is life with autism isn’t it – the good and the bad, the ups and the downs.

Thanks as ever for reading, comments/RTs very welcomed Jx 😘

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Comments on: "Sunday 17th June" (2)

  1. Lovely Blog, It’s good to know the ups and downs, and how you cope with them. Father’s day can pull the heart strings for so many , but I think every day is Parents and Grandparents day.
    Take Care.

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