a short trip to the park

I made the most of the kids being back at school today, before a trip to the park in the afternoon. I cracked on getting everything sorted for the website. I now think I’ve got everything I need up and running. At least to the standard I’m currently capable of. It is a relief to finally get there. A lot of work and even more swearing has gone into it. But I I think (touch wood) I’m starting to get the hang of the web design stuff.

Kids both came home from school happy. Jack had his usual Monday afternoon out with DAS. So I used the time to take Lily for a trip to the park. Then to the shop. It’s not much. But it’s the little things that are important. Just making that little bit of time everyday. Has to become a priority. Even after a good day at school. She still appeared very agitated. And continues to lose her temper and get upset very quickly.

I could see how happy she was to get out with just me. Even if it wasn’t for long. As it got dark quite quickly. I look forward to the lighter evenings greatly. There was a group of kids from her school on the park. One boy from her class. The rest were older. Lily’s not phased by other kids being there which is good. Trying to get Jack on a park where there’s other kids. Can be almost impossible. So, overall it’s been a nice day. 

Now I’m spending the evening getting everything ready for Jack’s birthday which is tomorrow. He’s looking forward to it, and showing no signs of getting anxious about it. The Christmas build always brings lots of problems. But for his birthday we can keep it a bit more low key. So not to over stimulate him. We have found in the past. Trying to do to much doesn’t work. The change in routine and excitement can get to much and trigger behaviours.

So keeping things at Jack’s pace is the plan. Hopefully it all goes well.

Dad Does Autism

My name is Adam. I live with my partner Natalie, and our 2 children Jack and Lily. Both children are autistic, it is now my mission to show what life around autism is like. Spread the awareness and gain the acceptance that autistic people deserve.

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