I went to the shops and I bought.. #SSAmazingAchievements

By | August 12, 2014

We had a bit of a “wow” moment today, an indication of just how far D is coming.

There’s this little game that we play sometimes, it’s a memory game. It also involves turn-taking. With the vast intellectual variances between T and D, there’s also the chance that he’ll get frustrated that D isn’t either waiting for her turn or forgets what she’s meant to be remembering and it can get abandoned very quickly.

Today, though, it was giggle-filled and fun.

“I went to the shops and I bought..” starts with one person saying something, eg. a book and then the next person says “I went to the shops and I bought a book and (then their turn, eg) an apple” and so it goes on.

Ours went something like:
Me – a magazine
D – a magazine and a tiara
T – a magazine, a tiara and a Ps4
and so it continued.

(You can see from this our particular interests!)

Anyway, we got to 7, which is a bit of a personal best. Ending with D laughing and saying “I can’t remember”.

Turn taking and memory games, definitely an achievement and a bit of a Magic Moment in this house today!


We’ve also had some beam-inducing news which I’m looking forward to sharing once we have an idea of timescales, I hope everyone’s day has gone well Jx

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Susan Mann on 13th August 2014 at 4:11 pm.

What a great game x #smallsteps


Jeannette on 18th August 2014 at 4:10 pm.

Thanks, it was a bit giggle-inducing and the answers were very typical of the children!


Caroline on 14th August 2014 at 6:03 pm.

Aww that’s lovely, I remember playing that game as a kid too and i am very glad to hear they enjoyed it and D is getting better at it 🙂 xx #ssamazingachievements


Jeannette on 18th August 2014 at 4:10 pm.

Thanks, was great to realise how far she’s come 🙂


Steph Curtis on 18th August 2014 at 10:27 am.

oh this is a great game, thanks for reminding me about it! We dot is as an alphabet game, all animals or food or whatever! 7 is good 🙂


Jeannette on 18th August 2014 at 4:09 pm.

Thanks, those are good variations of it 🙂 was really pleased we got to 7!


Jane Roberts on 19th August 2014 at 8:49 pm.

I remember playing this game at guides. Never really thought about the skills it encourages. I’m glad this game ended in giggles. Your news sounds interesting! I hope I haven’t missed it. It reminded me to activate my email subscription again x


Jeannette on 25th August 2014 at 8:56 pm.

Thanks, no further news on the “news”, desperate not to jinx so will share when I can x


Coombe Mill (Fiona) on 21st August 2014 at 8:04 pm.

How great that D’s developing quick enough to be able to join in more and more, and that T is being as patient as an older brother can be. Popping in from Magic Moments.


Jeannette on 25th August 2014 at 8:56 pm.

Thanks Fiona, they both did so well 🙂


Stacey Guilliatt on 23rd August 2014 at 8:42 pm.

This is great, fantastic achievement. I’m not sure I’ve ever played this game but it sounds like fun! #magicmoments


Jeannette on 25th August 2014 at 8:55 pm.

Thanks, it is fun, (nearly) always ends in giggles 🙂


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