• Autism

    Autism, Doors and Anxiety

    Ethan has always had a thing for doors. From a very young age he would be fascinated with cupboard doors. If there was a cupboard Ethan would be there opening and closing the door. I suppose it was an obsession but it wasn’t one that was harmful in any way. As Ethan is getting older his autism is changing, we are discovering anxiety and how it can stop you in your tracks. This is also bringing on more meltdowns which can be interesting! Over the past month or so Ethan’s obsession with doors has changed and has got more intense. It started with the downstairs toilet, Ethan needed this door…

  • Word Of The Week

    Word Of The Week – Holiday

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    This week our word of the week is We have just returned from a lovely midweek break at Elveden Center Parcs. When Little E was born we felt like we were living on our nerves keeping her safe from Ethan’s affections. It was a very tense time and with so much going on including Darren’s job change, we felt like we needed time to regroup and spend some time together. We didn’t want to travel too far and had been interested in seeing why everyone loves Center Parcs, so we decided to book whilst we could take advantage of the low term time prices. I had been trying to prepare…

  • Siblings

    Siblings February 2015

    After introducing Little E to bubbles last week I had high hopes of changing our siblings photos this month. Now that Little E is getting better with her sitting up I wanted to capture some photos of the two of them with bubbles. Unfortunately Ethan got too excited and would sit next to his sister, but as soon as the bubbles started he was up on his feet jumping and flapping. I will have to save the bubble moment for when they are both on their feet and can jump together. In all the chaos I did capture this photo of them both. This month I saw one of Ethan’s…

  • Ethan

    Ethan Called Me Mummy!

    New Years Eve 2013 Ethan gave us a new word Hello! We couldn’t believe it and we watched and waited and thankfully it stuck around. Ethan’s words are a funny thing. One day he can come out with a new word/vocalization, we heard rainbow the other day, and you will never hear it again. That’s what happens with autism and communication, and you learn to live with it. If a word sticks that’s fantastic, if the word sticks and it is used in the right context you have won the lottery. I’m very nervous to blog about this as most things I blog about we lose never to be seen…

  • Ethan

    The Scooter

    On Boxing Day we decided we needed to get some fresh air and went for a walk. We didn’t want to go far and ended up in Halfords looking for a new air mattress. Darren has been talking about getting himself a bike so we ventured upstairs to look around. They had a few scooters on display, my mum had talked about getting Ethan one for a while. As Ethan hasn’t got very good balance or coordination, which is an autistic trait, we decided against getting one. We have also been told to accept that he may never ride a bike because of it. The shop was very quiet so…

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