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.