It's funny isn't it, we have three kids. All boys. All three have the same parents (Jeff and I). We have raised them the same way with the same rules, yet they all couldn't be more opposite. Kallan is my easy going happy child, he always follows the rules. He never ever lies. He's happy… Continue reading DIFFERENCES.
I just realised I never shared the piece I wrote that got me blogging. A controversial Australian politician by the name of Pauline Hanson made a call during parliament that children with autism should be excluded from mainstream schooling. Kept in a classroom seperate from other children as they are taking up too much teacher… Continue reading My first piece.
This week end was interesting. We decided to treat Kallan for his birthday and go out for the afternoon to get some dessert and let him spend some birthday money. We tried to be organised. Packed nappies wipes, the pram. We were getting dessert which is Paddy's favourite food so it seemed like it should… Continue reading Going out.
Today my 1st born is 11 years old! It's scary how fast the years start to fly by. I am so proud of you Kallan. You are always there to help me. Especially with Patrick. You never complain much even when sometimes the things I ask of you aren't fun. You are so kind and… Continue reading Eleven Years Old.
While I've read and been told that video games have an adverse effect on children with autism we have experienced the opposite. Back when Kallan was 5 years old he became obsessed with volcanoes. This obsession did not give him much in common with his peers. In fact he rather bored them with his endless… Continue reading We ❤️ Minecraft.
The final memeber of our family is a cute, furry small one. Rocky! Otherwise known as Rock-dog, Boss-dog or Rockalicious. In 2015 my husband brought me a gorgeous Rottweiler puppy. Maggie was a beautiful dog but she grew very fast. The kids were afraid of her. She had never done anything to warrant their fear,… Continue reading Rockalicious.
In the term 3 school holidays last year we had a very bad day out. I can look back on this day now and laugh but at the time it was a shocker. The Pokèmon game was popular at this time and Kallan had been begging to go to kings park and hunt for some.… Continue reading A bad day out.
In 2012 we decided to take the boys on a family holday to the Gold Coast, Queensland. It was here that we started to notice Kallan was behaving very differently to his usual self. He was usually a very quiet and sweet boy but he had become impulsive and extremely silly. We visited all of… Continue reading Thrills, spills and ADHD pills.