I bet you've done this haven't you? You get an idea in your head, the way you want things to be......but things don't always work out quite as you envisaged!
In my head I thought our trip to London would have been an exciting addition to our previous experience, a few more museums to visit, a boat trip perhaps.
This time however, well lets just say it's not quite what I had planned in my head. Being parents is a balancing act, being parents of Extra Special kids is like walking on a tightrope.
Sensory overload, stress and melt downs. When you care for a Rainbow child (ASD) you have to weigh up everyday experiences with great care. The absolute need to Keep Things Exactly The Same, verses the responsibility to give you children new experiences, prepare them for adulthood.
How many time as parents do we say, 'it will be a new experience for them, push them out of their comfort zone...it will do them good'. As I said, tightrope walking!
There were some good moments though....
Greenwich being one, what a beautiful place...open spaces, much more relaxed, much better.
And what amazing views over a truly amazing city. I love this city very much, my next trip however, will be an adult only affair!
We've been very busy since we returned, rooms are being decorated, and another anniversary....27 years married!
We celebrated with a very rare 'child free' night, bottle of champagne and The Good Life DVDs, we know how to live!
I'm waiting for my anniversary present to be delivered as I write this, I'm ever so excited! I do hope it arrives.
I hope to pop over and visit you all this week,
Bye For Now,
Ada :) xxx
Suitcase full of vintage sheets.....found when clearing out the conservatory, I'd completely forgotten about them.....sign of an addict? :) xxx