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

…in our house tonight.

I’m happy because we had a brilliant parents evening meeting for D. Such a difference to the last two years. D has absolutely flourished with the right support and a very empathetic teacher. I honestly cannot praise her enough. The only thing she came up with was asking D to write more at home, something D’s never keen on but she’s agreed to try. From my viewpoint, my priority is that old chestnut of managing her anxieties but I know I’m fortunate that she will tell me…eventually..a lot of the time it is second-guessing though.

D is happy because it’s her birthday on Monday, she is counting down and is so excited. For years, she didn’t connect 20th May as being anything special and the day was just any other to her.

She’s very specific about what she’d like for her birthday, including a lightcore Skylander figure called Shrimp Break. She was very sure this morning, on the way to school that that was its name. I googled it after dropping her off…nothing, I googled once home…nothing. I racked my (tired) brain cells and then looked in T’s Skylander manual. It’s PRISM BREAK!
So now my task (and I have chosen to accept it) is to find one for Monday *whistling the Mission Impossible theme*.

T is still (very) happy about his trophy, watching the Europa League final last night and he’s gone to another game tonight. Football is his life and as long as I get cuddles here and there, it’s okay, that’s his obsession.

Here’s a picture from Tuesday, taken by another parent. If I remove the red eye, T ends up with black marks on his face for some silly reason, so…one proud, sweaty, warm T:


And Hubbie will be happy cos we’re happy. He’ll be soaked, watching the match with T but it’s what they both enjoy and it’s that dad-son time that they both need.

It may all change tomorrow of course, and it probably will. Life feels like a constant game of dominoes, they’re all stacked up and named, but if one falls, they all do. For now, they’re all standing straight and I’ve got to find this little fellow:


I compared myself to a lilac tree in the garden earlier (!),here it is, if anyone would like a read.

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



Comments on: "Happiness is… Thurs 16th May 2013" (12)

  1. That is a cracking picture of T 🙂

  2. It’s surprising how children flourish with the right teachers. There are some that just seem to know how to bring out the best and not make too much fuss of the things they can’t do.

  3. What a lovely post, lots of simple happy things. Made me smile xx #PoCoLo

  4. So pleased D is doing so well and is more settled, it sounds like a crazy week! i hope you have found the right figure! xx

  5. Well done T, a moment to be proud of! Popping over from PoCoLo

  6. I really hope that you find that Skylander. May is a fantastic month to have a birthday 😉 – and I’m so pleased to hear that D is making a connection on it now :). Lovely photos of T. Thank you for sharing with PoCoLo xx

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