• Word Of The Week

    Word Of The Week – Routine

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    The word that sums up our week is ROUTINE. We are getting back into routine, which hopefully means that Ethan will settle down. He is back at nursery and we all sighed a collective sigh of relief as he happily went into his class. Ethan is calmer when his weeks contain nursery, it does him the world of good. Ethan has also started to eat more again this week. Not going to nursery really upsets him and he was just picking at his food during the last few days at home. I never knew how much our house depends on the routine of nursery. This was only really highlighted last…

  • Ethan

    Writing Christmas Cards

    When Ethan started at nursery I must admit it was a shock when we were given a Christmas card list. I didn’t know any of the children in his class but I found myself writing out forty cards. The cards we got in return were also written out by the mum’s so I didn’t think much of it. The following year was a different story. Ethan had moved up to the next class, I wrote out his cards but the cards we got in return had been signed by the children. I say signed but what I mean is the children had marked the card in some way. They had…

  • Me & Mine

    Me & Mine December 2014

    This month we have made two attempts to take our me and mine photos. This first was on Christmas eve taken by my mum, Darren looked very moody and Ethan wouldn’t look at the camera. The second attempt was taken yesterday by Grandma during our Christmas visit. Here are the results. I have realised that all of our photos taken so far have been sitting down shots. I would love to be more creative but I’m sure that will be able to happen when Little E is more mobile. The fact that we are able to keep Ethan still long enough for a photo is an achievement in itself! This…

  • Ethan

    Angel Express – Nursery Nativity

    Last week it was Ethan’s nursery nativity. Last year he did so well that I was looking forward to it. I was also nervous of how he would deal with the situation now that anxiety has reared it’s ugly head.    You only get two tickets for for the show and as Darren wasn’t home from work on time I went to watch it with Grandad.  This years show was Angel Express, it was a cute story about improving the angels singing voices. Unfortunately I didn’t really pay much attention to what was going on. After Ethan had found us in the audience his face fell apart and he was…

  • Autism

    Autism and Anxiety

    When Ethan was going through the diagnosis process I was often asked if Ethan suffered from anxiety. The answer to this was always no. In-fact it sometimes felt that Ethan took lots of things in his stride, something that shouldn’t supposedly happen with autism. Since the soft play incident anxiety has reared it’s ugly head. It started with Ethan avoiding Little E and distancing himself from us. Thankfully this was short lived. He now has anxiety issues when going into nursery, it is getting easier but some days you do feel like you are pushing him through the door. Ethan’s main cause of anxiety is other children, brought on by…

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