My Little Genius

Tabitha is in year 11 and thanks to the years of delays in obtaining therapy her coping strategies are completely inadequate to the new level of tension.   The cracks started to show at the end of last year; studying the Holocaust upset her so much it effected all her subjects.  I wanted her to … Continue reading My Little Genius

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Has the Clothes Fairy Exploded?

I walked into my room this morning and stood still in shock.  What had happened?  A cyclone or has the Clothes Fairy exploded?  Then I remembered the boyfriend was visiting and this is how teenagers clean up. Yes my youngest complained because her boyfriend was visiting and there was laundry on the dining room table. … Continue reading Has the Clothes Fairy Exploded?

Man Concussion

Don't blame me, he said it.  "I have man concussion like man flu!" You know how when a woman gets concussion she reassures the kids and gets on with it (actually I was nicer & got more done because I was confused); men use their baby has a boo-boo voice and need someone to cut the … Continue reading Man Concussion

I Am Awake, Shut Up Mum

In order to wake Alex from a dissociative/mute/withdrawn episode I sometimes use songs that attract her attention and simultaneously offer a reward if she can repeat the song.  Singing a funny song preferably with actions wakes her up.  By the time she can sing the song properly she is ready to safely walk around. This … Continue reading I Am Awake, Shut Up Mum

Valentine Needed; Desperately!

For our family Valentine's Day started yesterday when Charlie sent two red chiffon bags of dog chocs & yogurt drops to his favourite person F. (my support worker)'s Cavalier spaniel damsels.  When shown photos he adores Indie; the younger one. And is not that interested in Poppy the grumpy one. Not the actual photos of … Continue reading Valentine Needed; Desperately!

I Told You I Was Fine

Ha Ha Ha, everybody else was wrong!  Meaning, of course, I was right, how could you doubt it!  The Mastitis is all gone.  My ruthless, relentless draining of the infection worked. I have learned over many years of infections, sinusitis & abscesses.  Cutting or in the case of teeth pliering out the problem & then … Continue reading I Told You I Was Fine

Lisa Steals A Really Great Idea

Okay  someone liked something I wrote so I visited them to see who they were.  Why am I explaining this if you are reading this you probably understand the concept. Anyway it was a fantastic post about asking a 3 year old questions.  I had to leave the house I may have forgotten to comment … Continue reading Lisa Steals A Really Great Idea

I Don’t Want To Make Anymore Calendars, Does That Make Me A Bad Mother?

Warning this is depressing & humourless.  I advise you not to read it, unless you are interested in Autism &/or Depression. A year ago I convinced my two youngest not to buy the expensive glossy calendars because the school produced calendars would be more useful & I would reward them by getting nicer pictures of … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Make Anymore Calendars, Does That Make Me A Bad Mother?