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

Hello! Did you miss me?

We’ve had a fab low-key Christmas and it’s been nice to watch some Christmas TV (some better than others..) without worrying about a 9pm deadline.

Don’t worry, this isn’t a blow-by-blow account, just our highlights and funny bits.

Christmas Eve night and …all through the house, everything was silent – apart from Mr Bluecrisps snoring – until “Santa” aka moi decided to do the stockings and got hiccups. Not little genteel ones either but parrot-squawk type ones (goodness knows why)! I had to tiptoe into bedrooms, trying to surpress them. Fine for D’s room but “squawk-hic” and up bobbed T’s head! Drat and double-drat but he settled back down immediately, phew!

Christmas morning and everyone was very happy with their stockings. I’d been very careful to get T and D the same amount and similar as my stat-man is very quick to notice discrepancies. They had little things like notebooks, blue-tack, choccie, piece of fruit and an Angry Birds annual each, which kept them both occupied.

Here was mine, thanks Santa 😜

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T is so funny. I noticed the “how many more sleeps until Christmas” sign and said we can take that down and T replied “well, we can keep it there because its 364 sleeps until next Christmas!” – he did have a point but then it was worked out in days, hours, minutes and seconds! My stat-man!

Christmas lunch for us was a traditional meal, for T and D – as indicated in my #taa Christmas post wasn’t going to be a roast (neither of them would eat it, sensory issues etc) so this was their lunch:

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Similarly this was our Christmas “pudding” (at the bottom of the post) something that I knew we’d all eat and, for a certain young lady who is “Ice Age Scrat” mad, it was very appealing.

As far as presents went, again I was very sure to get similar – both in amounts and shape. I couldn’t get what I wanted to get both (thanks, Apple, next year..) so they both had DS games, Ps3 games, books etc. Gifts that I knew they’d enjoy. And they did😃👍.

Another T-ism, I’d cooked the Christmaa meat the day before so that resulted in a much reduced time in the kitchen in the morning. They normally have lunch at 12noon (exactly, no deviance) and T said
“can we have lunch earlier today as it’s Christmas?”
“What time would you like it, T?”
“Ummm, a bit earlier, say 11.55am?”
Bless him and achieved!

Slight fail in that I couldn’t find any decent crackers but twitter saved the day with it’s #crackerjokes hashtag, see my round-up of the best here.

The rest of our time has been lovely, family time. Very few meltdowns apart from one today from D and they’ve looked at each others games without incident and generally got on.

This arrived today, which fits in nicely with “Operation Snowman” and D’s current Raymond Briggs Snowman/Father Christmas obsession, it’s a wonderful book, with a rhyming story of the advert and pictures:

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Bunny’s had a good time too, remote hogging!

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And this was our pair today:

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Happy days…we’re got our health (apart from colds), MIL is out of hospital but very frail and we were together…Christmas 2012 was good.

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I hope everyone’s festivities have gone well, please use the buttons below to comment/RT/share, thanks for reading Jx 😘

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(Final picture via twisteddoodles)

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Comments on: "Our Chrimbo 22-27th December 2012" (10)

  1. Hi. Glad it all went as well as it did. We had a great Christmas day. R*** was a star, best he has ever been. His Christmas dinner was a tin of beans (Heinz of course) and three slices of Warburtons malted bread, followed by a Tesco chocolate mousse. Only slight melt down happened at around ten pm, when some idiots decided to let of fireworks. R*** does not do fireworks, but we got in fast with Lorazepam, and he settled quickly. Not looking forward to New Years eve though. Many hugs Tony & Co.

  2. Merry Christmas from our house to yours! Glad you had such a good one. Hey no picks of the pigs for Christmas! Lol.

  3. Sounds Good , Glad it went well.We had a relaxing time too.Thanks for all the Blogs in 2012. Here’s to 2013. LOLXX

  4. Mum Talks Autism said:

    What a beautiful post. You made me laugh and cry. Thankyou so much for sharing your Christmas with us.

    My Christmas unfortunately was not as calm as yours. With autism x 3 around here they can feed off each other. They didn’t like the change in routine but we got there.

    Thankyou also for sharing your lunch photo. People don’t understand that on Christmas I still dish up the same breakfast, lunch and tea. They wouldn’t eat if I didn’t. It made me smile to see that others do the same and do understand.

    I hope you have a fantastic new year and 2013.

    Much love. MTA.

    • Thank you for your comments.
      I thought it really important to mention the lunch, my two are the same in that breakfast, lunch and dinner has to be the same and not vary. The Christmas lunch tradition is great for nt families but it is just that…a lunch and there is no way that either of mine would have eaten a roast.
      Hope 2013 brings wonderful things for you x

  5. Mica Wombles said:

    parrots are nice pets indoors, i always keep them inside our house.*

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    http://www.foodsupplementdigest.com/saw-palmetto-side-effects/

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