Posts Tagged “diary post”

The Picture (and the meltdown) 

By | March 24, 2018

D loves to draw, it – along with looking at countless similar pictures of My Little Pony or Minecraft on google – is one of her self-calming tools. She’s always drawn and every birthday/Christmas/other occasion card she writes is accompanied by a drawing, some of which are incredibly detailed. Drawing brings her happiness but, this […]

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Snow Go 

By | March 1, 2018

Well, the “Beast from the East”/Storm Emma/snow has arrived.  There’s no denying that we haven’t been warned. The weather has been playing on our minds a bit these last few days and caused D a few anxieties. On Tuesday, she was due to take part in a panathlon at the Olympic pool in East London, […]

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Bye bye January – PDA, RBH and more 

By | February 3, 2018

I’m not disappointed to wave goodbye to January 2018, it’s been a long and really quite stressful month. A month in which we’ve had more contact with T’s secondary mainstream school than I can remember, a month in which I’ve felt both disappointed in them and then, two days ago relieved. It’s also been a […]

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Listening – My #WOTW

By | January 12, 2018

We’ve experienced the pluses and minuses of Doctors listening this week, the first has made me hopeful, the second a bit despairing. Yesterday saw D’s annual check-up at the paediatric department where she was formally diagnosed with autism and related issues at age 4.5. She’s now 13 so very used to the environment of a […]

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Counting on Wellbeing – Tues 9th Jan 2018

By | January 9, 2018

I didn’t share a positive yesterday, in truth I couldn’t think of one, it was a “bit” of a stressful day. I’m not going into details apart from hormonal teens + autism + sensory issues + illness hanging around + waiting for a further (and I hope final) operation date all added up to one […]

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Catching Up – Sun 7th Jan 2018

By | January 7, 2018

A regret from last year, from having had my right foot operation in the summer holidays, was that D didn’t get to see The Emoji Movie when it was showing at the cinema. She had been a tad disappointed but I had hold her that hopefully Father Christmas would pop the DVD into her Christmas […]

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If All You See…

By | January 6, 2018

Today’s positive amongst the (yet, again) stressful day: Both T and D have so many positive qualities: T is like an ever-absorbing sponge when it comes to facts and plays football as a team player, he played in a match for the first time today since November and enjoyed it And D is so musical, […]

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By hook or by book – Fri 5th Jan 2018

By | January 5, 2018

My stress-filled days haven’t decreased, in fact today has seemed more “aaaaargh” than yesterday, it’s made me really quite grateful that the weekend has arrived – even though T and D have only been back at school for two days – and that we’ve found humour in unexpected places. This book, for example, has barely […]

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TGIF and all that! Thurs 4th Jan 2018

By | January 4, 2018

Today started off well, with the return to their schools for T and D, a Costa mocha (bliss!) and an eye test (more on that tomorrow). All seemed well. And then two emails popped into my inbox which made me want to go from “calm J” to this: Big, snarly lioness, cub protector…you get the […]

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It’s only a day away – Weds 3rd Jan 2018

By | January 3, 2018

How glad am I that T and D go back to school on the same day?!? Mega! It prevents any “why is he/she still off school, when I’m going back?” protests. For D, she’s a mixture of wanting to see her school friends and not wanting to go back to school. I’ve tried to have […]

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