Skittle inspired future worries

Jude is 10, he isn’t a big 10 but boys of that age are strong and with his disability I don’t think he knows his own strength. When Jude has a tantrum, I can just about …

Anxiety And My Big Feet

How I feel this week can be epitomised by todays plethora of stupidity. FIRST, I reburnt the finger I burnt at the weekend and which Stups the cat scratched the hell out of a few days prior. I …

Sibs

Nothing massively interesting to talk about today but I’m feeling quite productive because today I contacted the Sibs charity to find support for Elsa, emailed Jude’s school offering my help in anyway that may be …

Parentals

Stress is something no-one truly understands quite like the parent(s) of a disabled child. You can be in a totally normal situation – everyone is happy and having dinner, or you’re wandering around the shops …

Sensory Play

As I have mentioned before, I’m a Montessori trained teacher so have a slight obsession with sensory play for young children. Same goes for children with disabilities; Jude for example has heightened sensitivity and still …

Interview with Jude’s sister

Over the years, Elsa and I have talked about her brother’s disabilities and what it means for him, her and us however, I have never thought that she really saw it as a big deal as …

School support

It has crossed my mind this week how polarised the level of support and wealth is between Jude’s school and most other state schools in the area. I imagine, but obviously can’t certify, that the problem …

To dog or not to dog

I have been debating the pros and cons of adopting a dog into our family and decided to do a bit of reading on the benefits of pets for disabled children. I know Jude particularly …

Hot, pot.

Jude’s quarter Scottish roots are obviously pretty strong as he sounds more and more Scottish as we go on…either he listens to my mum more than me (likely) or he’s watching Balamory too much. Whenever he says …

Weirdies

So I was thinking about Jude’s funny traits today and thought I’d write them down as no doubt in a few months he’ll have a load of new ones… When he gets out the car, …