Singing Happy Birthday!

When you are a special needs parent you have to get used to the fact that you walk a different developmental path. It’s not always easy and sometimes there are moments when the green-eyed monster rears its ugly head.

I experience this feeling around birthdays and Christmas as the excitement build up, that probably drives other people mad, we don’t get to experience.

As Ethan is a very visual boy we have made sure that everyone’s birthday gets celebrated with a birthday cake, cards and gifts so that Ethan is aware it is a different day. For Ethan’s birthday we fill the front  room with balloons.

Ethan’s speech is something I long for and I was envious of seeing videos of other people’s children singing them Happy Birthday.

At five years old Ethan will now sing Happy Birthday when he sees greetings cards or cake. I love this and it is something I wanted to capture. My little boy singing Happy Birthday!

It was actually Grandad’s birthday but I filmed Ethan singing later in the day.



  • Jeannette @autismmumma

    Yay! Well done Ethan!
    It was fantastic to see and hear, he has the cutest little voice. Wonderful!
    Hopefully the excitement around birthdays and occasions will come, it took D until she was about 8 to recognise “special days” and her enthusiasm is very infectious now! X

    • Jane - Our Little Escapades

      I really hope it comes too, until then we will be as visual as possible so that he knows it is a special day x

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