I love putting my kids on the spot 🤣👌 that end though, it cut out but he was trying to explain 'six' had an 'x' in it but my dumb ass wasn't understanding it at all 🤣😂
I would have been over the moon if he could hold a pencil properly. He amazes me every single day 😍
It's afternoon 'run the kids ragged at the park' time. The baby falls asleep in the car. I volunteer myself as a tribute to sit with her in the car. The boys are already halfway across the oval so Anthony has no choice to chase them. I just happened to have the book @angeszecsi sent me last year already waiting for me in the glovebox 🤣🙃 #notallheroeswearcapes 😂#WhereAreMyToes
His red hair burns like the rays of the sun, I see him and I am lit. 🍀
Reflection 🌈 5 and a bit years ago I bought this 9 pound not so little guy home from the hospital. Anton was born with his eyes wide open. He never cried and barely slept during the day, even as a newborn. I was constantly reminded of how lucky I was to have such an easygoing baby but even then I knew he was going to be different. Then as Anton grew up, I noticed his cousin who was born a couple of months before him achieving all of her milestones and Anton wasn't, he was so far behind. "He's a boy" they would say. "He'll talk later". I refused to listen to it. I knew he was different. Then after his first birthday - Anton started retreating more into himself. At that stage he wasn't looking at anyone, he'd never attempted to make a sound and would spend all day spinning a lid or watching his hands in front of me. As his second birthday approached, I decided to get a referral for a paediatrician because I believed he had Autism. My family GP laughed it off. I went to another GP.. and another.. and another, but they all said the same thing. "He's too young for any diagnosis. It's just a phase." Nearly exhausting all of my options I asked for a referral from my GP again pretending to cite my concerns over Anton's weight. (He was quite big) the GP signed one off immediately. I made an appointment for a well known paediatrician in MELBOURNE because the system had let us down in QLD and I wasn't wasting any more time. Once we met the paed in Melbourne, I told him the real reason why I was there. He and his team did one assessment of Anton and he was diagnosed with Autism on the severe end of the spectrum that day. Upon returning home we started on 30-40 hours of therapy a week, then attending the early intervention program at Autism QLD for 15 hours a week for two years as well as travelling to Singapore to learn about the SonRise program which we implemented into his life. Slowly over the years we have watched our boy blossom from a non verbal, fully dependant shell into a lively, independent boy who can count to 100, knows basic math and can write the names of anyone and so much more. This week Anton started Prep, another milestone. I'm so proud
My dude off to big school ✌🏼 yesterday was a "practice run" 😅.
My attempt at getting all three children looking at a camera 🙄😂 off to school we go!
Wild and free 🕊
Made with love. (And definitely boogers).
They're supposed to be PLAYDOUGH SCISSORS ✂️ 😳
I was vacuuming the floor last night after dinner. *Vacuum breaks* because it's 2737272 years old. I hear a little voice: "Hold on mum, I'll get my tools!". Runs up stairs, runs downstairs with his little (not real) toolbox. Gets out his hammer 🔨 and concentrates on hammering the vacuum for five minutes. Gets up says to me "Alright mum, its all fixed. Don't break it again (😂), puts the hammer back in his wee little toolbox and proudly walks back upstairs. The vacuum is definitely fucked now 😂 but ohhhh my little ginger man. As fiery and naughty as you are. How I love your good heart. Don't ever change 😘
Top 'o the mornin to ya
I can't believe he starts school in 6 days 😳 I'm so terrified for him!! Granted, he's a head taller than his classmates and the school has a zero tolerance for bullying but I know how kids can be. He's always going to be different from the others, that can't be sugar coated. All I'm hoping is that his peers see him for who he is - a gentle giant, who is a little bit cheeky and a whole lot beautiful - inside and out. #ASD #AutismAwareness #bigkid #MyPreppie