All Fall Down – Tues 5th Aug 2014 #SSAmazingAchievements #Expressions

By | August 5, 2014

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I took this picture of D today and I just love it, for a few reasons.

She was happily concentrating playing a Jenga-type game with me, I peeked through the gap, she peeked back giggling and “click”.

Game playing is always a bit touch-and-go in our house, with two autistic children it very much depends on their individual moods and tolerance levels at the time. The intellectual and emotional variances between them also mean that T will get exasperated very quickly if his sister (D) is being – according to his extremely high standards – “slow” or hasn’t understood the rules correctly.
All too often, games are abandoned with one or more children disappearing because it hasn’t gone their way.

With this Jenga-type game, there is the additional “excitement” that it could all collapse, very quickly!

But today, all went very well with our little game. D listened to how to play it, she took turns and took advice as to the pieces not to take out.

Eventually it was time for it to “All Fall Down” and that was a lot of fun too. D isn’t keen on unexpected sudden noises but because we’d decided it was time for it to crash down, she laughed as it tumbled down, scattering the little blocks everywhere.

She did say it might be cool if the blocks had been gold bars (I wish) so I might have to get handy with some spray paint.

Ethans Escapades

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Kate Fever on 6th August 2014 at 9:03 am.

Lovely post, and a great photo. My kids love ‘all fall down’!

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Jeannette on 11th August 2014 at 3:44 pm.

Thanks, it’s good fun isn’t it 🙂

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LifeWithAsd on 6th August 2014 at 8:25 pm.

We love Jenga, Logan loves the anticiaption, but covers his ears 🙂

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Jeannette on 11th August 2014 at 3:45 pm.

Aww I can imagine, it’s the anticipation 🙂

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Sarah MumofThree World on 7th August 2014 at 6:04 am.

Fab picture and great that the kids were able to play and enjoy the game together.

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Jeannette on 11th August 2014 at 3:45 pm.

Thanks Sarah, it was lovely 🙂

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Louisa on 10th August 2014 at 11:37 pm.

My eldest has asd so I understand that game playing can be fraught on occasion. Your lovely photos captures the joy of when it goes well and everyone enjoys themselves #magicmoments

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Jeannette on 11th August 2014 at 3:46 pm.

Thanks, those “going well” moments are fab when they happen 🙂

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Coombe Mill (Fiona) on 11th August 2014 at 12:09 am.

A fun game which sounds like it worked well for you. I’m glad we had the story as I never would have guessed from the photo!

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Jeannette on 11th August 2014 at 3:46 pm.

Thanks, it was a bit of a quirky photo but fun taking it 🙂

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Le Coin de Mel on 11th August 2014 at 9:13 am.

Sounds like you all had a great time. She looks so happy there! The little things are so important.

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Jeannette on 11th August 2014 at 3:47 pm.

Thanks, we love it when something like this happens 🙂

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Jane Roberts on 11th August 2014 at 9:39 am.

Love this photo, she looks so happy and relaxed. Even better that you were able to capture the moment. If jenga was played with gold bars I would be buying it right away and then going to the bank ;0)

Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)
x

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Jeannette on 11th August 2014 at 3:47 pm.

I know what you mean about the bars! It was a lot of fun 🙂

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Kim Carberry on 11th August 2014 at 10:03 am.

Sounds like you all had a fun time! That is a gorgeous photo! She looks so happy x

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Jeannette on 11th August 2014 at 3:48 pm.

Aww thank you, she was laughing away 🙂

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jollyjillys on 11th August 2014 at 8:07 pm.

That’s so cute and I bet it would have been nice to have gold bars lol

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Jeannette on 12th August 2014 at 12:24 pm.

Ha, definitely! Thanks 🙂

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Jaime Oliver on 17th August 2014 at 12:57 am.

I love this photo Jeannette you can tell its a full beaming smile.. its all in the eyes too 🙂

thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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Jeannette on 19th August 2014 at 11:53 am.

Thanks, she was giggling away 🙂

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