A “girlie” day – Sun 9th March 2014


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



  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    That does sound like a lovely day. I’m so glad you both enjoyed it and it went well x

    • http://www.autismmumma.com/ Jeannette

      Thanks, it was really nice (and very girlie) x

  • http://theoliversmadhouse.co.uk/ Jaime Oliver

    awww jeanntte this is fantastic i think the look on her face does say it all my lovely

    thank you for linking up with #MagicMoments xxx

    • http://www.autismmumma.com/ Jeannette

      Thanks J, she was in her element, she’s definitely a handbag-girlie – just like her mum! X

  • http://www.livinginmylittlebubble.blogspot.co.uk/ Amy Squires

    Looks like she had a great day.

    • http://www.autismmumma.com/ Jeannette

      Thanks, she really enjoyed it (me too)!

  • Redpeffer

    How lovely that you got some special time together and she looks very happy x

    • http://www.autismmumma.com/ Jeannette

      Thanks Iona, she was extremely happy and very pleased that the flower display matched her Tshirt too :)

  • Charly Dove

    What a wonderful post Jeannette. It sounds like you both had a great time together and I love that photo. So great to read how far she’s come, that must be so reassuring for you. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory

    • http://www.autismmumma.com/ Jeannette

      Thanks Charly, it was lovely and yes, she’s definitely come a long way. Hopefully there’ll be more girlie days like this to come :)

  • Coombe Mill (Fiona)

    Clio loves nothing better than a girly shopping day though I have to confess they don’t happen very often as there is always so much going on at the farm.

    • http://www.autismmumma.com/ Jeannette

      Lovely name your daughter has, I’m sure when you do get some girlie time it’s really nice. Must be very rare though.

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    Sounds like a wonderful day, so glad it went well. The photo is perfect x #WhatstheStory

    • http://www.autismmumma.com/ Jeannette

      Thanks, it was a lovely reminder of a fab time :)

  • Aedín Collins

    Sounds like a lovely girly shopping trip!

    • http://www.autismmumma.com/ Jeannette

      It was great, thanks :)

  • http://www.nobodysaiditwaseasy.co.uk/ Stacey@Nobody Said It Was Easy

    Sounds like a lovely girly day :)

    • http://www.autismmumma.com/ Jeannette

      It was really great, thanks :)