Summer holidays

Originally I had the idea to write about the transition to the summer holidays from school, which is something Jack finds difficult. It’s perhaps unfair to say we dread the them coming round, but the first week or two are always very challenging. But it’s been a weird year, and although Jack did go back to school for a bit. It doesn’t feel like normal, and Jack has mostly spent his time on his Xbox. So I’ll leave that on the back burner, until next year.

His routine has been all over the place for months, so I don’t think the boy knows what’s going on anymore. He broke his TV in a meltdown a few weeks back, so he has his Xbox in the living room at the moment. Which he is loving, far too much for my liking. It’s keeping him happy, and entertained at least.

Spending time with the kids

I’m looking at slowing the blogging down for this month, and as much time doing stuff with the kids as I can. Obviously we will no doubt share some of the things we do on here, whenever we we do anything now they both ask if it’s going on the website. Which is nice, I’m happy that they are proud to show of the things the do.

We cancelled our holiday to Devon this year, and booked for 2 weeks next year instead. Which is something I’m really looking forward too. It does mean I have to keep the kids entertained without a holiday, and some of the things we’d like to do not open, or we are unsure about doing.

We got a small inflatable pool for the garden, which Lily loves splashing around in. With the heatwave that’s forecast I might be getting in it myself soon hah. We are going to try and have as much fun as possible, during this unusual summer.

Summer holidays

Looking towards school

Thinking ahead, does anyone have any idea what’s happening with school? Jack will go back in September, but it all seems a bit unclear with Lily. To be honest from September, Lily and school is probably going to be a “hot topic”. The EHCP school promised to apply for this year isn’t materialising, leading to a greater feeling of we need to go about it ourselves. And start looking into “special schools” for Lily. I guess we will see what happens in September.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer holidays, whatever you are getting up to. As always, thank you for reading.

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.

26 thoughts on “Summer holidays

    • August 6, 2020 at 10:15 pm
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      It certainly is 😊

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  • August 6, 2020 at 9:54 pm
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    Take some time to enjoy yourself mate, you deserve it!

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  • August 6, 2020 at 10:16 pm
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    Enjoy spending time with your lovely family Adam!

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  • August 7, 2020 at 5:45 am
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    These are great ideas to spend a summer holiday with the kids. Pool time is always great!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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    • August 7, 2020 at 9:21 pm
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      you definitely need a pool in this hot weather 😂

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  • August 7, 2020 at 2:14 pm
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    Sorry to hear about the broken TV, that’s got to be an expense you could do without, at the moment. Let’s hope he’s able to have a routine again come autumn

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    • August 7, 2020 at 9:22 pm
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      Yeah could have done without it, but it is what it is.

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  • August 7, 2020 at 3:47 pm
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    Have some nice family time, you all deserve it.

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  • August 8, 2020 at 12:44 am
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    Water play is so entertaining, glad Lily enjoys it! Are Jack & Lily’s schools going to be affected by COVID-19? Here in the USA, some areas are sending kids back to school, some areas are doing fully remote learning, and some are doing a combination. My sister-in-law is a speech language pathologist at a school, and will have to be in a classroom for the kids are not able to use remote technology.

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    • August 8, 2020 at 5:15 pm
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      Jack was back at school before the summer break, so I assume it will continue as normal. He goes to a special
      Autism school with only small classes of 5 or 6, so it’s easier for them to be going.

      I’m not 100% what’s happening with Lily to be honest, it’s not been very clearly communicated.

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  • August 8, 2020 at 12:51 am
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    We had to cancel our original vacation plans this year too. We were supposed to go to Charleston, SC but decided to cancel that and just go camping instead. It’s been fun, but I do love visiting the beach every year so I am missing that for sure!

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    • August 8, 2020 at 5:12 pm
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      It is frustrating, especially as we didn’t go to the beach last year as money was tight. Long time since I went camping, I’m more of a beach guy 😂

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  • August 8, 2020 at 12:52 am
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    Love that pool! I hope your school routine goes more smoothly. Summers get long, don’t they/ For now, enjoy the warm weather and being outside!

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    • August 8, 2020 at 5:21 pm
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      The pools cool, it was only cheap but is perfect for Lily for this summer at least 😊

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  • August 8, 2020 at 1:11 am
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    I live by the sea and we’re already seeing a huge difference to a regular year with all of the people visiting on warmer days due to holidays being canceled. I hope things go well with Lily’s schooling come September x

    Sophie

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    • August 8, 2020 at 12:18 pm
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      Seen some pictures of beach’s and they look mental, I don’t need a beach to be deserted, but I wouldn’t want to be on one the was absolutely crammed. Thank you 😊

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  • August 8, 2020 at 4:05 pm
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    Best to be chilling out with the family, and taking it easy in this heat mate…it’s a scorcher.

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    • August 8, 2020 at 5:12 pm
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      Yeah not sure I am capable of working in this anyway 😂😂

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  • August 9, 2020 at 10:25 am
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    I could have done with that pool the last couple of days 🥵🥵😂😂

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    • August 11, 2020 at 10:20 pm
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      Thank you, I stood under the hose pipe today it was that hot. I’m not sure I could be productive at the moment even if I wanted to be 😂

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  • August 11, 2020 at 10:12 pm
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    It’s always nice to spend more time with family. I’ve cut back my blogging to biweekly because I couldn’t manage my blogs and school work. Sometimes you have to put your blog on the back burner. Enjoy your time with family! 🙂

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  • August 13, 2020 at 1:24 am
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    A wise decision taking some time out in this scorching weather

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