Month: December 2017

Merry Christmas

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
Christmas can be a wonderful time of year but it’s not all like the movies is it? My three have had at least three tantrums each already, I’ve had a very cross/rude neighbour ‘pop over’ and shout at me in front of the boys (Freddie was very distressed. Merry Christmas neighbour 🙂), we haven’t prepped everything for Christmas dinner and we haven’t even got to Christmas morning yet 😬. I have had a glass of bubbles though so happy days.
If the holiday season gets stressful, your child doesn’t cope well or you are missing a loved one, sometimes it isn’t always so merry. If this is the case, I hope you are able surround yourself with kind and understanding friends and family. Try to take a few moments throughout the day to shut your eyes and breath a little (I find a locked bathroom often does the trick), be present in the moments which are special and happy so you can focus on them when things get tricky. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself or your children to ‘perform’, go easy on yourselves.
I just wanted to share a couple of pics of Freddie on his new bike. He isn’t able to ride a regular bike so we needed a specialist bike to enable him to have the freedom every child craves and the ability to join in family outings with Bella and Jago. It’s been about six months in the making from researching, fitting appointment, finding a funder to help us achieve what we so desperately wanted for our boy.
Theraplay Bikes have been absolutely fantastic and produced a made to measure bike just for Freddie. He even picked the colour himself. At well over £1,500 we are ever grateful to the Snowball Charity for funding this amazing piece of (freedom) equipment for Freddie.
Take Care

Haircut Sir?

On Saturday, everyone went to the hairdressers. Even Teddington. No trim for him but lots of fuss. My hairdressers are so fantastic with all the children but they really get Freddie. So, the deal now is that the counter is covered in towels and Freddie is allowed to play with the water spray as much as he likes. They don’t mind at all and it means we can get his mopa-top cut with relative ease. Without this, he would be head swivelling like an owl and trying to get off the chair within about 30 seconds. Receiving compassion and understanding makes all the difference. Plus, who doesn’t like a lollipop after having their hair cut? x


Fantastic Friday Feeling.

Fantastic Friday Feeling.
Freddie came home today with a sticker for Wow of The Week. He was able to use his imagination in play during forest school. This is MASSIVE.
We have, for years, tried to encourage pretend play and imagination during play to help with his understanding, language level and play level. I had all but given up and resigned myself to the fact he just wasn’t in to it and perhaps it wasn’t something he understood or enjoyed. Plus, as his language develops I have focused on it less. What a surprise!Even if we don’t really witness it again or perhaps for a long time, we will still always know it has been possible. That is the thing with Freddie. We always believe anything is possible. Xx