October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, which is a time to raise awareness and share experiences. So, let me start from the beginning (decades ago) to my childhood.
I have to be honest and say that I have been feeling exhausted lately. When I get to this point, I struggle with reading and writing, as it just becomes information overload and I shutdown.
We decided to create an indoor camping theme in our flat using a sensory den instead of a tent.
…my son marvelled at the oats, wheat, leeks, legumes, rye, flower displays, and all that the gardens had to offer.
I ordered his school uniform online, which we received two days later. I was surprised that we only had to exchange three items, but overall, it was not as stressful as I thought it would be. The only upsetting part was paying for it.
We have expanded our walking routes and locations, to include new places where we haven’t been to before. It has been a gradual process, but we have now gained a new love for walking.
It is time like these where I have a chance to sit back and think back on our experiences of research on 16p11.2 micro-duplication.
My son wanted to try a different art technique, so I decided to introduce him to fluid painting, which is a form of abstract art.
My son and I have been brainstorming ideas of what we are comfortable in doing this summer as well and keeping us entertained.
Finally, the week is here, the last week of school and the start of the summer holidays. We have made it! Well done, everyone!
See, I am a person who lives by my moral compass of working out what is right and wrong and live by those moral values.
Using felt tip pens, my son began to explore the different lines, shapes, and patterns, with fruit as the main focus on each canvas.
The past months I have been reading so much text that my brain is finding it difficult to take it all in.
We went from playing dominoes to my son wanting to know if there were more games out there similar to this game.
We watched WALL-E, which my son has probably seen fifteen times or so. He commented that WALL- E looked similar to Johnny 5. As soon as the movie finished, he wanted to watch Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2 (of course)
While watching Short Circuit, I randomly blurted out that it would be cool to recreate Johnny 5 out of cardboard.
…Using corn-starch (which is a thickening agent) into a beaker, my son added some water into the mix.
What an experience these past months have been. Before lockdown, I was tired of feeling anxious, so, made a referral for support. After, I completed a few cognitive behaviour therapy sessions to improve my mental health and address my thoughts. Around a month later, we went into lockdown.
I do feel that there is a blurred line between what is entertaining and what is inappropriate and blatantly mocking people.
I took a little break away from blogging as my brain was becoming exhausted from what I call multitasking overload.