Balloons – Tues 12th May 2015

By | May 12, 2015

If there’s one thing guaranteed to put a smile on T and D’s faces, it’s a balloon or two.

They had a few moments of fun (in fact longer than I anticipated) patting balloons between each other in the hall, seeing who could get theirs the highest and furtherest until competition invariably crept in and … playing abandoned.

It reminded me that D’s birthday is now just eight days away and previously she’s woken up on her birthday to her walls festooned with balloons, as well as at the bottom of her bed.  I wonder if she’ll be expecting the same this year? There’s a distinct possibility I’ll remember (hopefully).

Balloon play abandoned, D and I had a little sing-a-long.  This is where they differ – D loves to listen to music, not just any but songs she likes and listens to over and over, memorising the words as to how she thinks the lyrics are – T can’t stand hearing songs/music, finds it all “boring” and will basically just glower whilst making comments.  I wasn’t much older than him when I got into music, I’m not convinced that he will, he’s so into his sport and his stats.

But then, that’s what makes us all different isn’t it? Diversity and differing likes and dislikes, the challenge is all living in harmony taking into account all of those, with a heady dollop of the autistic spectrum too.  It’s never “boring” in our house, despite what T may think sometimes.

I’m participating in a daily tweet for Mental Health Awareness Week, in return for a PR company donating to Mind Charity, today’s tweet is below:

And was being followed until the window cleaner popped his head over the back fence – boring? Definitely not!

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