This month, April, is World Autism Awareness Month. With the 2nd (today) being awareness day.
I know in our current climate there are awareness days for everything, but I think they are worthwhile. Obviously this one is closer to my heart though, because we live with autism.
I use this blog to talk about the success' we have, and the failures. I rarely talk about the stuff our family calls 'the joy of autism'. Every person copes with things in a different way. We have learnt to laugh things off, realise our mistake and learn from it!
Little A sneezing on K's head, to which K said, sarcastically, 'lovely'. Little A turned to me and asked what lovely was, I told him it was a good thing, when it is something nice. He then looks at K and asks if he likes having his face sneezed on!
Trying to tell RJ a joke........it just doesn't happen. You spend the day explaining it to him. When he does understand it, it's a joy.
Getting ready in the mornings..........oh, that's a joy!?
Those are just every day things for us. Saying the wrong word. Or not saying anything, which can be so much worse.
It is only recently that little A has learnt to understand 'uh-huh'. It is an agreeable sound that we all use regularly, imagine how frustrating it can be to hear that, but not understand it?
Over the month I am going to do a few of these blogs. I am going to use the month to use my little corner of the world, Ojo's World, to show you what our life is like.
I do not say that I know it all, I don't. I do, however, know my children. What I also know is that we should all: