End of the week

Jude won’t wear socks. What is wrong with socks?!?! He also won’t wear a jacket unless it’s done up. Same goes for a zip up hoody, if it’s not zipped up he won’t wear it. …

New term

Back to school and what a difference! Jude (after a challenging morning) went off to school happily and worked so hard in all his lessons. Then he came home and was polite, played nicely with …

Sensorial

Something Jude has always had is a sensitivity to touch. When he was little, you literally couldn’t touch the palms of his hands as he’d pull away and even now he is still reluctant to …

Socialising

Not a happy, happy topic but one very relevant to people with learning disabilities. So, we avoid socialising. I don’t mean that in a “we don’t want to see anybody” way. Rather I mean it …

Food

By far Jude’s favourite thing in the world is food. However, he has really strange taste. Jude’s favourite things include beans (green beans, kidney beans, butter beans, literally any type!) He also, weirdly, loves mushrooms, …

Staring

I’m dreading the day Jude feels like this. People stare at him (and us) every day of every week but so far it’s only me that it bothers. Most people are friendly and chat to …

Habits

I find it fascinating, watching Jude’s many strange little habits…his hatred of glasses (I keep finding mine at the back of a drawer), the fact certain doors have to be open and some closed all …

Dental nightmare

So…Wednesday we went to a large dental hospital in London full of expectation that they would be able to cope with Jude and his serious dislike of people touching his mouth. The dentist wasable to …

Start of my blog

So, this is the start of our blogging life. I want to create a forum for families with a disabled child so we can discuss things and bounce around ideas. I thought if I detailed …