Lily’s Flower basket

After some lovely weather recently I think someone has turned the heating off. It’s turned a bit chilly here, but in the spirit of spring today I want to show you Lily’s flower basket. We got a nice basket and filled it with soil, and bought some nice flowers to add it. I’m no expert when it comes to flowers, so we just picked some pansies and violas that looked like they went well together.


Lily arranged the flowers herself and planted them. I think it they look really good, but you be the judge. What do you think to Lily’s flower basket?

Lily’s flower basket - front
front
Lily’s flower basket - back
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What else have we been up to?

Despite the drop in temperature, Jack has wanted to go on his walks to catch Pokémon on PokemonGo. I shared a few photos on the Twitter page, where you can find me @DadDoesAutism. As more often than not I use photos of Jack and Lily, they decided it should be my turn this time. So here’s a photo of me with a Pokemon.

Dad and Aipom

Myself and Jack have both had our lockdown haircut, thanks to Natalie. Who did a pretty good job. I’m not sharing any photos here, as Natalie is looking at writing a post about how she went about cutting Jack’s hair.

Haircuts can be a problem with some autistic children, it certainly was for Jack for a long time. We found a hairdresser that Jack is happy with, accepts going to now. With lockdown though, it’s obviously not open right now, and Jack was complaining his hair was too long. We were unsure if he’d allow his mum to do it, but we got it done and it will certainly be a good post when Natalie does it.

Finally, as I’ve mentioned a couple of times on here, and even shared a video on twitter. I have been playing cricket in the garden with Lily. She didn’t really know what she was doing when lockdown began, other than trying to hit the ball. I would do a gentle under arm throw, and she’d struggle to hit it.

Fast forward to now, and although we are only playing with a lightweight plastic bat and ball. I am now doing proper cricket bowls for her to hit. I’m really pleased with how she’s wanted to keep practicing, and the progress she’s made. More importantly she’s really happy with herself.

Have you or your kids been trying to get better and something new? We’d love to hear what you’ve been trying to learn. Leave your comments in the box below. Thanks.

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.

36 thoughts on “Lily’s Flower basket

  • May 12, 2020 at 6:32 pm
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    I love the basket! I always buy one each year but it is such a good idea to just make one your self!

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    • May 12, 2020 at 10:01 pm
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      Thank you, yeah we normally just buy one, but as we are looking for stuff to stay busy, we’ve done this, which is great.

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  • May 12, 2020 at 6:40 pm
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    Aww she did such a great job with the flowers! The colors are so pretty. Mine are 5 and 3 and really interested in flowers, and planting too. Too bad I have a black thumb! LOL

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    • May 12, 2020 at 10:04 pm
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      Haha yeah I’ve never been green fingered myself, but I’m learning slowly.

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      • May 13, 2020 at 1:07 pm
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        What a lovely idea of the basket, so cute.

        I haven’t actually had my haircut done, I’m not sure if it will look good to be fair 😂,

        Can’t wait for the hairdressers to reopen

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        • May 13, 2020 at 2:12 pm
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          Thank you. My hair was getting quite long and needed cutting before the lockdown started, so I decided to just got for it. Grade 4 all over. Not my favourite haircut, but it will do.

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  • May 12, 2020 at 11:38 pm
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    The flower basket is so pretty! Also, it’s good you can go out for walks playing PokemonGo. The area where I live is in a strict lockdown and I haven’t played in a while.

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    • May 13, 2020 at 8:09 am
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      Thank you. Yeah we’ve been able to have our 1 walk a day, which we’ve needed, I can’t imagine how difficult a strict lockdown would be.

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    • May 15, 2020 at 4:17 pm
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      The flower basket looks great bud, she’s a done a brilliant job. Good lass for keeping on and practicing the cricket. My eldest step daughter has been practicing hard this week with her times tables. It’s something she struggles with.

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      • May 15, 2020 at 9:11 pm
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        Cheers mate, oof times tables bring back some bad memories, I never liked maths 🤣

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  • May 13, 2020 at 9:35 am
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    Aww that’s such a lovely flower basket❤️ Well done Lily!

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  • May 13, 2020 at 9:36 am
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    Beautiful flowers Lily. You have done such a wonderful job with your basket.

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  • May 13, 2020 at 10:08 am
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    What a beautiful basket! She did an amazing job, it’s going to look so pretty wherever you put it! New played pokemon go before, I’m glad you had a fun day

    Em x

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    • May 13, 2020 at 12:24 pm
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      Thank you, we are still deciding where to put it. We have to find the perfect spot…apparently.

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  • May 13, 2020 at 10:20 am
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    Great work from Lily, I’d be happy to have paid money for that basket.

    Dad needs to catch more Pokémon, looks like your developing a lockdown belly there mate 😂

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    • May 13, 2020 at 12:25 pm
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      Truth be told the belly was forming a long time before lockdown started 😂

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  • May 13, 2020 at 12:03 pm
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    The flowers look great. I’d forgotten that Pokémon Go existed, I wonder how it’s fairing with the global lockdowns. Also, is that a Vikings football shirt I see?

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    • May 13, 2020 at 12:27 pm
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      Thank you, the Pokemon needs like us are still playing along 😂 yes, it’s one of my Vikings jersey, I’m a huge fan 😊

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  • May 13, 2020 at 2:37 pm
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    It sounds like you are getting some good quality time in. The flowers look beautiful and I am glad you were able to get haircuts. My son and fiance are looking quite shabby.

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    • May 13, 2020 at 2:53 pm
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      Thank you, we are certainly trying to make the most of this time. We were both looking very shabby here 😂

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  • May 13, 2020 at 3:01 pm
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    An amazing job on the basket, it is lovely. I haven’t had a lockdown hair cut yet and I don’t think I will. Not after some of the results I have seen 😂 I can’t even plait my hair never mind cut it, so best to stay away. Another great read 🙂

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    • May 13, 2020 at 4:47 pm
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      Thank you, there’s a lot less risk involved for a man. Worst case scenario you can shave it all off.

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  • May 13, 2020 at 4:10 pm
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    Looks like you all been busy. Love lilys basket great she is trying new things and jack is getting out in the fresh air

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    • May 13, 2020 at 7:35 pm
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      Always busy here 👀😂 got some science experiments lined up next 😬

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  • May 13, 2020 at 6:21 pm
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    Lily’s basket is beautiful! Purple, white and green are my favourite colour combinations too. I have to admit I’ve never understood this Pokemon Go thing but fortunately Flora’s more into Minecraft! Lisa

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    • May 13, 2020 at 7:36 pm
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      Thank you 😊 the best thing about PokemonGo is it gets my son out and about.

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  • May 13, 2020 at 10:13 pm
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    Tell lily that her flowers are absolutely beautiful!!!!! I love them!! And that’s amazing that Jack let his mum do his hair, I know how hard it can be cutting someone’s hair who has autism as it can be so frustrating and scary for them, well done jack!!

    I’ve been teaching Molls to tap dance and do the splits, we’ve also been learning yoga. We are slowly getting Riley out of his comfort zone and he is being able to Express himself alot more 🙂

    Hope you’re all safe!! Xx

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    • May 13, 2020 at 10:43 pm
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      Thank you, I will 😊 we were surprised with how willing he was to do it, he did brilliant.

      Jack does yoga at school sometimes, so I told him he will have to teach us, sounds like you’re all having a pretty fun time, which is great 😊

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  • May 14, 2020 at 12:11 am
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    Am actually going to try this next year. Instead of buying flowers I can make my own Lily basket as a Valentine’s Day give I think it would be more appreciated.

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    • May 14, 2020 at 7:38 am
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      That’s a great idea, I’m sure it would be more appreciated, it definitely would be by my partner.

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  • May 14, 2020 at 5:55 am
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    Adam, that is a lovely flower basket! Lily did a great job! I don’t think I told you before that my daughter’s name is Rose. We both have flower children!

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    • May 14, 2020 at 7:39 am
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      Thank you, I’m a big fan of the flower names. Daisy was my favourite, Lily was my partners, she won 😂

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  • May 14, 2020 at 7:51 am
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    The flower basket looks Bril, Lily did a fab job!
    As a child and teen I loved spending time with my Dad. He would teach me things some dads may not have thought to do with their daughters, like DIY and fishing. I loved that time with him and it helped make me a well rounded person.

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    • May 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm
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      Thank you, that’s cool and absolutely how it should be in my opinion.

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  • May 15, 2020 at 2:30 pm
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    I love these flowers, Lily did a great job!
    I’m glad you are all finding a way to keep yourselves busy throughout lockdown and keeping safe as a family.

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    • May 15, 2020 at 4:51 pm
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      Thank you, she definitely did 😊 We are just about managing to find enough things to keep us all sane!

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