Family Life Archive

Autism and lining up objects

As you know, Jude has a habit of lining up objects. Everyone kind of laughs and knows it’s an autistic trait but wouldn’t it be fascinating to understand why children (or adults) feel compelled to …

Five favourite photos

Jude has the most infectious laugh. I managed to almost get it on film not long ago (click here) and I’ll be sure to try an capture it many times before he goes to his …

Dinner with a Jude

Following last week’s rather irate insistence that the council finally send on the necessary documents (a month later than they could have) to Jude’s new school, I thought I’d document Jude’s final couple of weeks …

Emmeline

  I’ve had an incredibly heavy day thanks to a meeting at Jude’s school this morning with the SEN Officer and my Social Worker plus a few school members of staff. I was dreading it, I …

Paper, paper everywhere…

With my new organised head on, I decided today to sort the mountains of paperwork that are hidden in every orifice of this house. I have no idea why I started this ridiculous task, can …

Allotment visit 1

A few years ago, ok more than that, more like about five years ago I had an allotment plot and Jude, Elsa and I used to go there for some fun, family time together. We’d …

Parenting

This morning was a difficult morning and it left me actually questioning whether I can cope with Jude at home full time any more. I think he get’s anxiety attacks when he knows something is …