Is my little non verbal gerbil finding his squeak?

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The finishing line is in sight!  I dread the school holidays I even feel extra anxious as it draws closer not because the kids are at home (well maybe a bit, ok a lot) its the absolute carnage it causes when its time to go back.

I’ve been an absolute cop out this week and Reilly hasn’t been anywhere other than the park, there are times when I just can’t put myself into the inevitable situations that comes with going out and about with Reilly, sometimes  I just don’t have the strength. Probably a lot to do with the antibiotics i’ve been taking I’ve turned into a bit of a hermit.

Going a bit stir crazy I left Reilly with Thing 1 yesterday to nip to Aldi for some essentials, I sneaked out using all my stealthy tricks and managed to get away undetected, even remembered my bags for life.  I hadn’t even got past the pain au chocolats and my phone was ringing to come back.  Fail.

But this week so far has been highly enjoyable.  I don’t know why we put so much pressure on ourselves to get out and about when really you’d rather stick rusty forks in your eyes than negotiate the bus timetables and the judgey public.  It’s been really chilled out building tracks and tents, being a horsey, watching films which is pretty rare.  We have watched Cars 2 four times today, 5 times yesterday and always from the same starting point 8 minutes in. I love it when he watched films as he sits with his cheek pressed against mine, its snuggly and its loving and I don’t have to move for 1 hour 😉 Reilly has been high fiving his brother and even gave him a kiss so far so good.

My favourite part of this week is I have noticed how much more vocal Reilly has been.  Not with words obviously but with noises.  He came and got me today and led me to a fly in the living room and continuously said what I know to be shoo.  He is counting more with sounds so instead of 1,2,3 he is making nasal noises but at the right tune and my Mam and Dad swear he said ‘in there’ when bullying my Mam into her bedroom so he could sit with my Dad by himself for his nutella on toast. He’s done this before though where he has shown a little progress then its just stopped so I try not to get too excited, if I had a pound for every time i’ve said to Shane do you think this is it? do you think his speech is coming?  I’m so desperate for it I would give absolutely anything.

So late start to today as Reilly was up at 2am and didn’t go back to sleep until nearly 8am.  He appeared in my room wearing his blow up armbands for his holidays, lights on and attempting to jump from my window sill onto the bed.  Not his greatest moment but wish Id got a video :).

Roll on Monday.

Nickname this week :  Tyrion

Cups smashed: 4

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Christine Stephenson

Really busy mam who runs her own charity, has 3 sons and learning about autism every day. Contact me at alphaautistic@gmail.com

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