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Small things that are huge in a Sibling world...

In the background of most special needs children are their siblings, they are the ones who have had their lives changed from what they are used to when their disabled sibling has joined the family or if their disabled sibling is older than them then they have known no different and are "used" to their life. They are the ones who often are left to their own devices when parents are busy doing therapies, tending to the child needs as many need 24hr care, they are the ones who are often left with other family members when their sibling goes into hospital, are often dragged to the various hospital appointments and left to amuse themselves in waiting rooms. They also have to grow up much faster than other children as they have to help out around the home, help to care for their disabled sibling, sacrifice days out & lose out on holidays if they have to come home earlier than planned due to their sibling being unable to cope the the different environments, they have to deal w…

The first show..

I often hear parents saying that they wish they were a fly on the wall so that they can see what their child is like in nursery/school and there have been times when I've thought the same but more so at the moment as with Roo he can't tell me what he does , has been doing etc.
Last week Roo nursery class held a small party to celebrate Burns day so hubby and I went along, curious as it would be the first time we would see Roo with his peers. We watched him come into the hall along with all the children and our first thought was "hope he doesn't see us"!! Reason being was at sports day last year when he saw us he got upset wanting to come to us and didn't understand why he couldn't. But this time when he saw us he gave us a wry smile! 
First part was some Scottish dancing and we watched with big smiles when they did the moving in a circle as Roo clearly loved that - running round in a circle holding hands as he had a big smile whenever he did that part! When…