GROW OLD WITH ME…… We are not ones for overblown romantic gestures in this house. If a bouquet arrives at the office I know it’s not for me and I am really, honestly fine about it. We have own “special” ways of showing that we […]
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“God I Love This Kid!” – The Hoff
“GOD, I LOVE THIS KID!” – The Hoff As we took our front row seats at the panto this evening I said to my mum “if we get through this unnoticed I’ll be amazed”…… My mum tried to get us all tickets for the panto […]
Making Waves with the Gentle Ripples of Inclusion
MAKING WAVES WITH THE GENTLE RIPPLES OF INCLUSION MAKING WAVES WITH THE GENTLE RIPPLES OF INCLUSION….. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that something whisked away and hidden is something feared. Especially if nobody knows anything about it and it has a big, […]
A New and Very Unexpected Heartbreak
A NEW AND VERY UNEXPECTED HEARTBREAK I think it is a very natural thing, as a parent, to worry. It seems particularly true of us females. I hate to make generalisations, but from conversations I have had with other mums, it tends to be the […]
No Cry, Mummy…..
NO CRY, MUMMY! It is an emotional moment for any parent when their child achieves something monumental. When you have spent day after day, month after month – even years – watching your child tirelessly try and try and try again with a steely determination […]
My Greatest Teacher
Barely a week, or even day, goes by when we are not somehow reminded how our lives are so much richer for having Seb in it. Something I could never have anticipated before he was born, or even when we were first told of his […]
Quick Maths Test
QUICK MATHS TEST My sister has 46 chromosomes. i have 47. All from our mum and dad. Does my one extra chromosome make me like her or like everyone else with Down’s syndrome?
What Are You Staring At?
WHAT ARE YOU STARING AT? Today I had one of those moments that creep up on you from nowhere. You know, when you are going about your usual business but you catch your breath as you realise how grown up your child suddenly looks. A […]
Loving and Giving?
It is an overblown cliche that people with Down’s syndrome are “loving and giving”. If I had a pound for every well meaning person who has said that to me, I’d be living in a bigger house with a bigger kitchen. Maybe even a driveway. […]
This morning at school drop off something happened that made my heart swell and almost burst out of my chest with pride. It was a really small thing, something that most people would have barely noticed, but for me it was a BIG deal. I […]
STILL LEARNING A couple of days ago I was holding my baby daughter in my arms and something happened that literally took my breath away. I glanced down at her and was struck by how much she looked like her oldest brother. It could have […]
What was I thinking?
WHAT WAS I THINKING? Last night as I got the children out of the bath and made my way into my bedroom to get them dressed, I had a bit of a moan at Seb who had found a box under my bed and scattered […]