At home with the Kids

So the big question of the moment, especially for those of us with autistic children. How are you all dining being at home with the kids? There’s was a lot of worry about the uncertainty of things, but I think most people are at hone now.

Obviously the key workers are still working, and where necessary their children are still going to school. The numbers I’m hearing from people working at schools have dramatically dropped the last 2 days. Although you see the videos of some people being stupid, I think (hope) the majority are taking this seriously.

At home with the kids

We were unsure what to do with Jack, but he is at home as well now. I’m a lot more comfortable and happy with that. So far he’s been ok, obviously the routine from school and his respite are gone. He’s accepted it so far, but there tends to be a delay with things, so we will see over the next week.

I do quite enjoy being at home with the kids, as long as Jack and Lily are getting along. We are lucky to have a decent garden, which I know is t the case for everyone. So we are able to go outside for some fresh air, and the kids can run around. Yesterday we cleaned the guinea pigs out, and put them on the garden for a bit. Something Jack and Lily always enjoy. Them being on the garden, not the cleaning bit, obviously.

Holiday Mode

They Both seem to be in holiday mode at the moment. Not much of the school work that was sent home has been done yet, but this is a difficult and unforeseen adjustment. So rushing them into spending lots of time doing maths, would probably be counterproductive. We are still trying to work out the best approach, as always it will likely be completely different for each one.

Im not in a rush, work will get done when it gets done. I’m also coming up with some other “fun” learning ideas, that aren’t just sheets of school work. For example, I have some ideas for another Jack’s Documents blog post, that I will talk with Jack about. He will be excited about that, hopefully you will be to.

Obviously Lily will be busy with her Art as usual, but I’m trying to think of some other ideas as well. Any creative ideas are welcome. I’ve got a couple of blog posts to read that look to have some interesting ideas. I will check Pinterest as well, that’s usually good for ideas. Whatever it takes to keep the kids entertained through this.

One last thing, another short YouTube video from Jack. This time of the guinea pigs, with some background music. He was really pleased the last video got some views…44 last time I checked.

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.

6 thoughts on “At home with the Kids

  • March 26, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Do you know what? That sounds like the perfect day. Chilled out, sunshine and playing with animals. Jack’s vid is great, but I’m likely going to have that tune stuck in my head for a while!
    Love reading about your family 🙂

    • March 26, 2020 at 9:32 pm

      It was pretty nice 😊 hah yeah he’s suddenly really got into music, thank you.

    • March 27, 2020 at 3:14 pm

      Yeah keeping things fun is going to be important, over the next few weeks.

  • March 27, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    It’s always hard to adjust when your normal routine is thrown off. Glad to hear everything is going okay so far and good luck to you as we continue this social distancing phase!

    • March 27, 2020 at 3:15 pm

      Thank you, it certainly is 😊


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