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

It’s been another (mostly) good day, albeit with another early start. It is the law-of-sod that, during the week D has to be persuaded awake, the weekend arrives and she’ll rush in, squeaking and squealing with happiness before it’s light outside.

Anyway, that aside (yawn) it’s been a bouncing, flapping, squealing, happy day on the whole. There was a moment when one of the cats scared her and she got very cross, very quickly and threatened to “quit” the house, to not “exist”. She soon calmed with some deep-pressure bear hugs and gentle reassurance. I’ve started to think of parenting with autism as being similar to a line of dominoes, something will suddenly happen and ….bam! Everything falls down.

D can be incredibly cute at times (well, most of the time) with the things she’ll say, today was a lovely moment..and then the need for routine stepped in.

T and D had both helped me prepare to send off all the Anna Kennedy books to the giveaway winners during the week.

They helped in different ways; D checking we had the correct number of Jiffy bags and books, T assisting with the packing.

I wanted to show them part of the Tesco Mum of the Year ceremony – click on the link to watch – so they could see why I’d been blogging/helping to promote it. D watched, fascinated by the item on Anna Kennedy, especially the scenes from the schools. She then turned to me and said “I want you to be a mum of the year” and then, in the next breath “when’s tea ready?” It was a lovely moment and then a reminder that the routine needs adhering to! I did stay to her that I’m very, very happy just being their mum (if you haven’t watched the programme, please do, the winners are so deserving of their awards and so inspiring).

Hopefully there wouldn’t be too many school anxieties this week, T and D both have birthday parties to attend on Saturday, separate venues, similar times aaargh! Both are counting down, both looking forward to them. Not long until the Easter holidays too.

I hope everyone’s had a good day, comments/RTs/shares as ever welcomed, thanks for reading Jx 😘



Comments on: "Compliments, kind of! Sunday 17.03.2013" (4)

  1. To her you are ‘mum of every year’

  2. Haha, early weekend greetings and weekday wake up struggles is defiantly how we role in my house, haha. Typical!!! You seem to have had a lovely balanced weekend which is nice to hear. Thanks again Jeanette for sharing. Xxx

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