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

J is for etc

Seems like Spring is finally here; the blossoms are popping out everywhere and the cats are bouncing around the garden like big furry squirrels. It’s nice to see.

I’m more pre-occupied with appointments next week though, they keep flashing into my mind. Scenarios of parenting being blamed for T’s definite autistic traits, silly I know but understandable. I had similar thoughts when D went through the diagnostic process.

I was going to do an A-Z of all the emotions but decided that would not solve anything, then I thought how about taking the letters of my name. Hmmm, would that make me feel any better?

J – Jaded
E – Emotional
A – Anxious
N – Nervous
N – Needy, needing to know it will all be okay
E – Empathetic to T and Hubbie, they’re both nervous too
T – Tired
T – (this is when I regret having two ‘T”s, how about) Trusting that the professionals will listen
E – Educated, to a point, I know more about the spectrum now than I did when we started the process with D.

There’s a couple of positive ones in there, that’s good.

Then I thought let’s link my name letters with a playlist, music always makes me feel better.

J – Joyride by Roxette or Just For You by Midge Ure.

E – Every Breath You Take by The Police

A – Alive and Kicking by Simple Minds

N – Nobody’s Diary by Yazoo

N – New Song by Howard Jones

E – Eyes Without A Face – Billy Idol

T – Temptation by Heaven 17

T – The Fear by Lily Allen

E – Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears for Fears

I’m sure I’ll be listening to a couple of the way to school this afternoon.

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