This week’s Reasons To Be Cheerful

By | November 20, 2014

It’s always nice to have a “glass half-full” approach, but I must admit there have been times over the past few weeks when I’ve veered to the “half-empty” side. It’s tiring sometimes, autism parenting, especially with such variances between T and D but…onwards with some R2BC!

1. Brunch

We don’t get to go out as a family much, it’s tricky, but we did last Sunday and had a brunch in town. It was for a Mumsnet review and it was nice that the whole family was involved. D got to see the shopping centre Christmas decorations too – pink glitter balls – she loved them!

2. Good moods rule

T has had a really good week at school and it’s showed at home too. He’s been more engaged than usual and quite tactile too (apart from today, when he got furious with me on the way home after someone with a buggy got too close to him…but…on the whole, very positive few days).

3. Stop the Cavalry

I’ve never particularly liked this song, but hearing it played in songs always makes me feel festive.

When I worked for a company, I’d have lunch hours close to town and would get a bit done every day with it all generally done and dusted by the end of October. Those days are long gone now as we are a half hour bus ride away.

But I’ve made a start today, with a trip to town and it was nice to browse, look at the decorations and start to think Christmas.

4. Singing

D has been practising songs for the school concert quite a bit at school this week and has been singing away at home. She’s a lovely little songbird when she’s happy and we’ve been singing away together (but not when T’s in earshot because he doesn’t like it). She will be absolutely word perfect by the time of the concert.

On the whole, it’s been a good one.

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Em - Frills & Doodads on 20th November 2014 at 10:03 pm.

Its so easy to slip into the glass half empty way of thinking sometimes isn’t it? Glad its been a little easier this week. And yay for starting to think of Christmas! I am such a big kid when it comes to Christmas – I love it! X


Jeannette on 24th November 2014 at 2:42 pm.

Thanks, it is lovely to see all the Christmas bits and pieces in the shops 🙂


Looking for Blue Sky on 21st November 2014 at 9:46 am.

Hopefully the Christmas excitement is helping lift all your moods, and yaay for the meal out, I know just how impossible that can be at time!


Jeannette on 24th November 2014 at 2:43 pm.

Thanks, it was a big achievement for us x


xOjox on 21st November 2014 at 9:55 am.

My youngest is walking around the house, sinGing Xmas songs too. He has such a sweet little voice, it’s lovely xx


Jeannette on 24th November 2014 at 2:43 pm.

Aaah, it’s great to hear isn’t it x


LakesSingleMum on 21st November 2014 at 9:10 pm.

Sounds like both kids are doing great! I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet.. though as E wants a bike that’s easy..


Jeannette on 24th November 2014 at 2:44 pm.

That’s def an easy one…as long as there’s not too much putting together :-/


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