Now I’m not new to special needs. I am versed in the medical terms and the reality of it all but to be honest nothing has really prepared me for the pathway I have been walking this last few months.
Aspergers is a condition I have known about for a while but not something I was ready to admit my daughter had, even if I have suspicions for well forever.
To be perfectly truthful I have known for a long time my daughter had her own way of doing things.
Literal thinking to the extreme.
No concept of sarcasm.
Yet I have just related them to her being her mothers daughter 😮 I mean I so don’t get people at the best of times and weird obsessions, well lets not go there.
But over the last year we have noticed how much she has struggled and it has broke our hearts.
So when something came to a head a few months ago we took the plunge and asked for a referral to have her assessed.
Well the assessment has happened and what should have taken over 6 months has now been amended into waiting for an appointment for the official diagnoses. It seems she is showing all the characterizes of a child with Aspergers and to quote the therapist “she is obvious”. Hence the quicker appointment.
Now ok, this has been a shock to the system but lets be honest it doesn’t change who she is. She is still Eden to us. It will just help us, help her as she grows and goes through life.
She is an amazing young lady with a mind that is so vast and so knowledgable. I am just hoping this diagnoses and the support she will get will help her find her way a little easier and to be a little kinder to herself.
So now we wait to see the consultant and officially start our new pathway into the world of Aspergers.
So that’s it, it is now officially the school holidays. Every child is happy that for the next 6 weeks they have no stress or wake ups for school.
I’m actually feeling positive about the coming weeks.
Of course it’s all helped by the holidays we have booked. This weekend we are off to sunny (it better be) South Wales the beautiful Gower. I can not wait.
To be truthful when we first brought the touring caravan I did wonder if we would actually use it but it has been amazing. Our foster son especially loves it and being a constant it really helps with autistic stresses.
We have certainly had our monies worth out of it and there is nothing better than sitting in a field, campsite and watching the night sky.
I love it.
The only thing that stresses me out is cooking for us all when we are away. With a family of six eating out everyday is not viable.
We do have an oven in the caravan but its only tiny and my kids like their food.
We are considering one of those Cadac portable BBQ.
What do you guys think?
Have you used one?
Are they any good?
I’m also after some camping cooking recipes a if anyone has any good ones.
I am super excited, yes packing is tiring but I cannot wait to escape onto the beautiful beaches of the Gower.
It’s a well known fact that I’m not domesticated in fact I loathe domestic chores.( I may have mentioned this before ha ha). I honestly believe that those who say they enjoy cleaning really need to seek help as its so beyond me.
Yet for the last twelve months I have been one of Panasonic bloggers. Learning about the new products they have to offer. Being part of the group has been fun even if my husband is right and they only had me as a test subject ie, if we can convince that domestic phobic to use out products we can convince anyone.
Anyway a couple of months ago I had spent my last day with the Panasonic team and came home with a new vacuum cleaner in tow.
Now after my new found love of baking thanks to the awesome Panasonic combi oven my husband was hoping and praying that the cleaner would turn me into a domestic goodness and he could finally hang up his rubber gloves.
Well sorry miracles haven’t happened ?
As much as the vacuum cleaner is lightweight and easy to use. I still hate cleaning.
We have been using this vacuum cleaner for the last few months and to be honest with a house full of four children and one crazy labador it has done well. It has a very strong suction which has kept our floors clean.
It is very lightweight and has been easier for the kids to use, so much that at times we have even seen their bedrooms floors.
It does have a fantastic head which rotates around corners and under funtuture better than any previous cleaners we have had.
It is very Eco- friendly using less energy but is still incredibly powerful.
It is a pretty good vacuum cleaner but seriously I’ve tried to get excited about cleaning but its not happening.
My husband has been using it more than me and the one comment he had was that he would have preferred better tools. The nozzle tool is so tiny and although it does stop us sucking up lego blocks etc it is a little small for us. Making cleaning the stairs a longer job then neccsary.
As i’ve stated it is a great light weight vacuum cleaner and for a lady like myself who suffers with bone issues it has made cleaning eaiser just not more attractive ha ha. Because of its lightweight size it has put less pressure on my joints.
I honestly feel like I’m not doing this cleaner justice so I’m going to let the experts tell you about it.
It is a great lightweight hoover and well worth checking out.
Disclosure – I was given a vacuum cleaner for the purpose of this review all opinions were my own or in this case my husbands too.