Blue skies behind big grey clouds.

It’s mental health week this week. Anxiety rears its ugly head for both myself Buzz and R. It comes in waves triggered by a variety of different things. For R it’s social anxiety mainly, a not so wonderful symptom of her Asperger’s. Although teenage anxiety in general seems to be on the rise what with […]

Glad you’re mine.

O hasn’t been well this week. I think that the unusually warm bank holiday, long walk into town, and lack of sleep caught up with him. I say I think as I’m never completely sure what is wrong. When your child has communication difficulties they can’t tell you how they feel exactly or even where […]

Party pooper!

We don’t take O to people’s houses any more, there was a period of time when we did but several incidents that have occured combined with the sheer stressfulness of stopping him from wrecking our friends lovely homes, have rendered us completely incapable of relaxing while he’s around. So we either visit people individually or […]

Mrs Happy?

For the past few years I’ve been borderline obsessed with being happy. I write lists of what I can do to make me happy. Lists of what will make Buzz happy, which to be fair is mainly drinking alcohol and watching films. Lists of what will make the children happy, O’s is mainly based around […]

Chasing rainbows

It’s a very miserable rainy day outside, but I’m in weirdly good spirits. I just started writing a post about R’s struggles at school but it didn’t feel right so I decided to change the subject. After all this blog is as much for me as the people reading it – if there are any. […]

Team Wheatuz!

There’s a phrase I’ve heard a lot regarding raising small children, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. I’ve often thought it has never really applied to me. My village has mainly been myself and Buzz and the kids just coping as best we can with the invaluable help of Buzz’s parents from time […]