My SEN Officer rang on Thursday to tell me something astonishing. It’s astonishing because we seem to have reached a place within this journey/matrix/adventure/life lesson/massive dichotomous mess *pick as you please* where things are starting to occur without me having to prod them along. It appears I no longer require my beating stick at every […]

Ironies of life

    Not wanting to sound too Alanis Morissette-esque but I was thinking about some of life’s great ironic situations and was hoping you’d be able to add to my initial, Jude specific suggestion.   So you know I’m currently pursuing a weekly residential school place for Jude because a) the consistency would be best […]

PALMS

    You may remember a few weeks ago, our request for Jude to attend a weekly boarding school was turned down by the Panel. The educational side agree with our school choice and appear happy to fund his place there however the social care department aren’t willing to pay for the residential element of his care. […]

    Most of you know we’re getting married soon…well it’s four days away now and it’s finally hit home. I feel sick with nerves at the prospect of walking into a room full of people – the idea of everyone looking at me is literally my worst nightmare but thankfully, I’ll have my two little amigo’s […]

    I’ve been working on something fab for a while now but wanted to show you in advance before it properly comes to a head in August…   I wrote a book! It’s not a long book, more like a tester, a waving hand at the world in an attempt to show people that […]

Anxiety

I posted a short video on Instagram today of Jude waiting for his school bus and repeatedly asking me his standard pre-bus arriving questions. It dawned on me how visible his anxiety can be so over the next week or so I’m going to document how it manifests and develops into a full blown melt […]

Dinner Excuses

We’ve always been pretty fortunate with food and appetites in this house but it makes me chuckle when you hear a child come out with a cracking reason why they can’t possibly eat their dinner.  As toddlers, Jude went through a phase of refusing anything except beans on toast. He couldn’t talk at the time […]