Little treats and other reasons to be cheerful

Here we go again!  Another round up of the good things that are going on this summer....

A busy house


Luckily I now have a working doorbell, because every day sees a stream of callers who are making the summer holidays a little easier.  From tutors - yep, I've got a lovely young tutor for Smiley too - to home helps, to actual friends of my children, it's been great.  While I have needed to step in and help the tutors from time to time, the house is starting to look a little cleaner, and I am getting a chance to breathe.

Little treats


I bet there are lots of children getting little treats to celebrate the summer.  Well this Mum needs a few too!  So this week I bought myself a cute pair of summer pyjamas and took Smiley for a walk along the seafront after an appointment yesterday.  The fresh air made my poor lungs feel sooooo much better.



Autistics


Despite my reservations about their attitude to parents, I had reason to be grateful for their advice this week: I managed to follow it to the letter, and it prevented a bad situation from turning into a disaster.  There are some adults in the autism community who have been very supportive to me and other families with very helpful comments like this one that I'm reprinting in case you haven't seen it:




Reasons to be Cheerful


12 comments:

  1. Yay to doorbells and sea air! It's hard enough parenting a non autistic teen so that useful mantra holds true for us all. Thanks for joining in

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  2. Love it! I wish I were reasonably close to a sea front! :-)

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  3. I love the idea of escaping to the sea front, especially when it looks as peaceful as that! Love that comment, not looking forward to the teen years to be honest! x

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    1. The teen years vary so much - with my girls it was pretty easy x

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  4. Pleased to hear that you have had some good support this week. Love your sea side picture.

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  5. It is a great sign of strength to accept support and even more so to seek it out. Well done you and yes vital to treat yourself from time to time too.

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    1. Oh I hate admitting I need support though :)

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  6. It must be great having the tutors around to give you some needed respite, I hope that it happens often enough for you. I have called on my number one son to Nickysit for a couple of hours today (with pay!!) so that I can go out for some me time. Very good advice from unstrangemind.

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    1. I'm not sure of the rules, but I don't think I'm allowed to leave the house while the tutors are here, and Smiley's tutor needs a lot of help from me - but it does mean I'm getting the time to do some housework without having to stick the kids in front of videos! xx

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