So Saturday is here, it's my favourite day because I haven't got to go to work......but I do have to look after my two boys aged 8 and 5. Daddy works Friday nights so he needs to sleep on Saturday so that leaves me to entertain them. In a previous post about the school holidays… Continue reading We survived a weekend of mayhem with our Square Peg!
I would love to have a two way conversation with Edward. This is an example of a typical one..... Me "Edward, did you have a good day at school?' Edward *says nothing and stares straight ahead... Me "Edward, did you do counting at school today?" Edward *says nothing and stares straight ahead.... Me "Edward, do… Continue reading How I long for a conversation with my Square Peg!
This book is fab. I so enjoyed reading it. It was one of those stories that kept you intrigued and when you weren't sitting down reading it you were thinking about the story and the characters. If I was out doing my weekly shop or putting the laundry away I was thinking about Chloe and… Continue reading Reader, I married Me by Sophie Tanner – Book Review
We are very fortunate to have been gifted some Playfoam from Learning Resources UK to review. They kindly sent us two types, the ordinary Playfoam and the glow in the dark Playfoam. Just by looking at the unopened packet you have an overwhelming urge to start squishing it. The colours, the feel, the squishableness (is… Continue reading Our Square Peg loves…..Playfoam!!
*WARNING* This post talks about wee and poo...no pictures though. Those with a queasy disposition or just eaten then scroll on past.... Edward has turned into a bit of a potty training nightmare and we are getting advice from the continence team. I've always been a believer in not pushing toilet training too young and… Continue reading Why is my square peg nearly 6 and still in nappies?
Any parents of autism know that the school holidays can be a major challenge, square pegs struggle to cope without the familiar routine of school and this can lead to more meltdowns. So here's our story of this February half term with our square peg. Please like and share, particularly if it resonates with you… Continue reading Ways to cope with a square peg in the school holidays.
If, like me, you have fond memories of sitting by a dimly lit pool on a sultry summers evening in Spain, a gentle breeze blowing through the palm trees, drinking Sangria and listening to Spanish pop music.... Well, every time I go to a Zumba class I am transported to that place and that makes… Continue reading How Zumba improves my mental health.
'This is my favourite part of the day!'.....said no autism Mum ever... In essence, it's like trying to dress a Tasmanian Devil on speed.... First challenge is to get him upstairs, when we've finally convinced him to go upstairs he runs straight into my bedroom and dives under the bed covers. So I then drag… Continue reading Trying to dress a square peg.
Poor little Edward has a stinking cold. He was up for two hours in the middle of the night. I've only recently noticed (and that's only because I'm comparing him to his older brother) that he struggles to cope with a cold. What do I mean by this? Nobody wants to have a cold and… Continue reading How a square peg copes with a cold.
People talk a lot about the talents of people with autism and my little square peg is no exception. Ever since he was a baby, Edward has absolutely LOVED anything to do with music. He always tries to sing along to songs, randomly breaks out into song, dances around to music and it also calms… Continue reading Sing-a-long with a Square Peg