Protective – Sun 23rd Aug 2015

By | August 23, 2015

There are times when T and D bicker like Tom and Jerry, it’s just one of those things, not necessarily connected with their autism, it’s part of being a sibling.  Biff, bash, bosh!

Today it was reinforced to me that whilst T may find D a bit of an annoyance at times (the variances in their emotional and intellectual levels play a part), she doesn’t “get” sarcasm, T thrives on it and they are both growing up, expanding on those developing personalities but he still loves her and cares.

It concerned Minecraft (what else).   We have a few stipulations regarding either of them playing on multiplayer on the PC, the computer is situated so that we can all see the screen (it is always, on our desk) and that they can only be on multi player if Hubbie or I are in the room.  The broadband also has filters, which have parental controls on there (which are very effective) and their devices are set to ParentKit.   They mainly watch Minecraft videos and have apps that they like to play, but it’s usually the same videos (with their very familiar starts) over and over again.

This afternoon I decided to give the plants in the front garden a bit of a cut, Hubbie was in the living room with D, as was T.

Suddenly she appeared in the front garden and said “another player asked me how old I was, I didn’t tell him because I know you’re not meant to say your age or name or address.   T went on and told him to scram”.

Immense understandable relief that a) D recognised that that wasn’t an appropriate question and b) her brother acted very quickly and was probably politer than her dad would have been.

I felt guilty that I wasn’t in the room, oh I can feel guilty about anything and everything if I put my mind to it! But I’m extremely proud of D for taking on board those really quite vital PC community rules and that T stepped up, as her big brother. 


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Silly Mummy on 26th August 2015 at 12:22 pm.

Well done T & D – so great that they both know exactly the right thing to do, and lovely that T protected his little sister. #SSAmazingAchievements


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:31 pm.

Thanks, that was the overriding thing to me, they might not like each other at times but T stepped up when he needed to 🙂


alison on 27th August 2015 at 8:19 am.

Smart boy; it must be great to know that not only has he taken in the safety rules, he’s following them too. #SSAmazingAchievements


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:30 pm.

He is, he’s a great big brother to D 🙂


An imperfect Mum on 28th August 2015 at 4:40 am.

Wow that’s smart well done and you’ve obviously trained them well! #SSAmazingAchievements


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:30 pm.

Thanks, it was a relief 🙂


Jane - Our Little Escapades on 1st September 2015 at 6:39 pm.

It sounds like you have a very secure system in place. I may need your help in the future. Well done to both of them, D for remembering the safe rules in place and T for looking out for her. I don’t like the idea of playing multiplayer games, it all sounds very weird to me!

Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:30 pm.

Thanks, ask away when the time comes with your two. School do reinforce safety too but it’s very good to know that D remembered 🙂


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