The Double D’s

By | August 2, 2012

Excuse the potentially cheeky title!

After the meltdown-fest that was yesterday, I wanted to focus on something positive today. This is a post that I’ve been meaning to do for a while but it’s been finding the time.

D (my lovely 8 year old daughter) has a best friend at school. They’ve only known each other for about a year-and-a-half but he calls himself her “protector” in the playground, when the other children are chasing and scaring her.

He is a “D” too and also has autism.

The teachers all call it “the great romance” and the D’s don’t do anything in that way apart from say each others’ names in a cute way and put their arms around each other. My D did come home one day and say another pupil had told them to kiss, but she said “I didn’t, because kissing is NOT allowed in school” – well done D!

They used to sit together as (as one TA put it) “only D could control him”. By that I think she meant that D (boy) would only listen to my D.

It was so nice to see them together at sports day.

Whilst we were at sports day, another TA told me that D (boy) had got really upset the day before because he’d brushed past my D and thought he’d hurt her arm. He had been so worried that he’d cried a lot and my D was worried because he was upset too.

Throughout everything that happens at school, D is her constant. I don’t know if they’ll be in the same class, I doubt they will as they’ll spend their time coo-ing at each other. I hope they’ll always be friends.

I think they’ll both be together at a birthday party we’re going to on Sunday, how cute and exciting!!

Thanks for reading, comments/RTs as ever welcome Jx 😘

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Emily Curry on 2nd August 2012 at 1:28 pm.

That’s wonderful. I love it when the kids find each other


Anita on 2nd August 2012 at 1:31 pm.

So lovely to know she has someone special at school x x x


thenotsomightyom on 2nd August 2012 at 1:36 pm.

Yep that’s lovely.


AutismMumma on 2nd August 2012 at 1:55 pm.

Thank you 🙂 I hope they’re friends for a long time.


AutismMumma on 2nd August 2012 at 1:56 pm.

Thanks, me too, especially as he’s her “protector” x


AutismMumma on 2nd August 2012 at 1:56 pm.

Thanks 🙂


elysesalpeter on 2nd August 2012 at 2:00 pm.

Agreed, so amazing that they both connect – so often it’s so hard with kids both on the spectrum – hope they’re friends for a long time – they’ll definitely understand each other. 🙂


AutismMumma on 2nd August 2012 at 2:16 pm.

Thanks, me too. There’s definitely a lovely understanding between them. Other acquaintances come & go but I hope this lasts 🙂


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