Batten down the hatches

What on earth have I let myself in for?  I thought when I started the blog that I would prick a few ears up and stop some of the Judge Judy’s in our local shopping centre shooting the death stare at myself and other parents struggling to keep their cool under a the gaze of an impending meltdown.  Safe to say I think thats happened.  I have been stopped in shops by people I do not know who recognise Reilly and tell me how much they love the blog and how its changed their opinion on what they thought were naughty kids and lazy parents.

Result!

I have been invited to schools to talk to other parents about The Life of Reilly which I cannot wait to get cracking with and now I am one of three Directors of Alphabetically Autistic.  How the hell did that happen?  I mean I was busy before, really busy!  I am one half of a very successful charity North East Hearts with Goals, that is more than a full time job but its saving lives and keeping our communities safe so I won’t be stopping that, I need Harry Potter’s time turner if anyone has a spare?  For the first time in my life I am going to have to apply some organisation in my life.

 I’m a professional winger, thats wing not winge.  I’m never prepared but I always manage somehow.  My home is the same there is never a pair of socks available and if you ask me where my passport is I couldn’t tell you.  So embracing this is going to be a challenge but I challenge I embrace wholeheartedly.

I’ve said it before I’m no writer – I got a D in English and C in French so go figure but I love writing this blog and will continue to do so as long as I can.  I’m writing this one still in my PJs  and watching Love Island on catch up on the Ipad, its not ideal but it’s how I like it.  We announced Alphabetically Autistic this week and the response has been tremendous I am truly looking forward to trying to make a difference to our autistic families, one thing for sure it is a family.  Nobody understands you like another parent of an autistic person.

The Life of Reilly will have its first showing in November.  First stop The Exchange in North Shields last stop Broadway?  Who knows whats around the corner I don’t but i’m looking forward to finding out.  Im really looking forward to seeing Glenn McCrory treading the boards as Reilly’s dad.

There’s a moral to this post and it is if you aren’t happy with something, get up and do something.  No one will hear you unless you make some noise.

ps Watch out restaurants because i’m not happy with the choice of dairy free food on your menus haha 🙂 

Please support us where you can.  Share our information, encourage people to get in contact come and see the play.  For more information or if you would like to reserve some tickets for The Life of Reilly please drop me an email at alphaautistic@gmail.com let’s make sure the first showing is packed.

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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

2 thoughts on “Batten down the hatches

  1. I’m a friend of Molly’s and I am so impredssed with your blog!You write from the heart with complete honesty?You and your family(I know your mom and dad)are doing an amazing job under very trying circumstances.Keep up the good work!Marg H

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