Archive of ‘And kind of special’ category

Wistful wasteful thoughts

OneThumpFellThudDead. One. That is all it took.One. To end 59 years of life.One. A boy showing off to his friends.One. Five children left without a dad.One. A wife without her husband and friend.One. Nine grandchildren. Six never met.One. Four more weddings with an empty seat at the helm.One. Eleven Christmas morns with a lingering sense of […] Read more…

Control

Definition: determine the behaviour or supervise the running of. As in:Can’t keep kids under Things are out of I have noWhat the hellHow did this happen?Help me Pleaaasssssssse!!! Striding to school the other day in the drizzle with seconds to spare I had an epiphany. As I simultaneously pushed Gabe’s pram, held aloft my Year […] Read more…

The special bus

When I was a teenager there was a man in my area that everyone called Tony Beep Beep. He was called this because you could often find him standing on the corner of the road shouting at car drivers to honk their horns. I’ve spent a lot of time of late wondering more and more […] Read more…

Sometimes

People sometimes wonder what it would be like to have a child with additional needs.  It is something that fills many an expectant parent with horror and fear. Why else put ourselves through the numerous prenatal tests. It is up there with random car accidents, cancer, bankruptcy and prison as one of life’s blows that […] Read more…

Getting brainy (in a grainy way)

I am currently loving the weekly Small Steps Amazing Achievements link up from the splendid Ethan’s Escapes as it gives me chance to reflect and think about what amazing achievements have come from the Gabester this week. It has also inspired me to set up a facebook page and actually get sharing his achievements with my friends and […] Read more…

Baby steps to steps: floppy muscle style

This week I finally completed Gabe’s Disability Living Allowance renewal form. I have had it since April taunting me every time I have a spare hour to sit and watch 90201 or Don’t Tell the Bride. Get up, it cooed from the desk, hey you lazy bum, come and fill me in. Bog off, I would shout back (to […] Read more…

Today, I love this

Just to highlight the swings and roundabouts of this journey.Today we had a lovely chilled out morning. We strolled to school and no one had odd socks on.Tonight eldest girl and I are going to a party! No boys allowed and there will be wine and sweets.But most importantly wonkers bonkers boy decided to eat!!!!!!No […] Read more…

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