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

The first day of the Easter holidays and all has been calm, much needed after the very emotional week that we’ve had. I know events this week were a combination of tiredness and school for D and it definitely didn’t mix well but at least both her and T have two weeks off now.

We’ve talked about the significance of Good Friday and the symbolism of crosses and hot cross buns, I don’t think D understood the crucifixion element completely and as I didn’t want her to get upset, I simplified it for her. They both understood the new life element of Easter.

Elizabeth the chick (named after the Queen) has become one of D’s constant companions; along with Bunny, her little bag of Small Things and a cardboard unicorn (from a book).

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Elizabeth (et all) will be travelling with us to Legoland tomorrow, I’ve packed a waterproof wash bag so that D’s Small Things do not get soaked on any water rides. I do not fancy repercussions if Bunny or cardboard unicorn get wet or worse still, dropped.

I hope tomorrow goes well, T and D are very much looking forward to it. They have ideas as to which rides they woulf like to go on and one of T’s first requirements will be to get a map and plan our itinerary.

A packed lunch is not just a packed lunch for us, I have to take their usual plates, usual drinks bottles and plenty of what they would normally eat at lunchtime – no takeaway sandwiches for them, they wouldn’t look or taste correct. Similarly drinks bottles, D doesn’t trust any water apart from cold water from our taps, anything else tastes funny apparently.

Today has involved – in no particular order – Madagascar 3 on DVD; some drawing, colouring and cutting out of more Small Things for D’s bag; reading, a teensy bit of squabbling between T and D and cuddles! Lots of cuddles.

A good day then, I hope it’s been the same for everyone else. World Autism
Awareness Day is next Tuesday, has anyone got any plans for awareness raising?

Comments/RTs/shares as ever welcomed, thanks for reading Jx 😘

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