D has done me proud today, exceptionally so.
We had a trip – just the two of us – into town.
Marred at first by the fact we missed the first bus (typically erratic Sunday timetable) but we played The Green Car game and I ended up singing “Driving In My Car” by Madness to her, which made her giggle (a lot).
A sunny day brought the shoppers out and it was busy, there were plenty of stares but thankfully D never notices them.
D was eager to go into town because I’d told her about the My Little Pony hair accessories in Claire’s Accessories and we did that, had a look at handbags in House Of Fraser where the above photo was taken and there were oohs and aahs from D at the make-up counters, it was lovely, a real mother-daughter time which I couldn’t have imagined when she was diagnosed with autism, speech and language issues and sensory processing disorder.
Of course, we had her buggy with us, which she’d jump into when she got overwhelmed by people/smells and sounds and ever-present Bunny was held onto very tightly.
Lunch was in a blooming awfully busy MaccyD’s, which posed issues with stranger anxieties (from D) and stares from others and it was a case of get it, eat it and get out. I thought I’d give it a try after boycotting it for nearly a year, it’s back to the quietness of BKing from now on.
That aside, it was a successful sunny shopping trip and because she’s been with me all day, any issues/upsets were dealt with as they arose, nothing was bottled up until the end of the school day.
I’m linking tonight’s post up with Magic Moments (because it was a lovely day) and What’s The Story because that picture definitely does tell a tale. That of my D who’s come so far in the last few years since that diagnosis.
I hope everyone’s day has gone well, comments/RTs/shares as ever welcomed, thanks for reading Jx