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Born Anxious is a homegrown clothing label with two objectives, to make the clothes as comfortable as possible, whilst also remaining planet friendly, and to hold important information that will aim to help not only the child, but also the caregiver as well when required. As an autism mum myself, I have thought about what could help me and other caregivers whilst trying to be as generic as possible within the designs, alongside giving those the opportunity to personalise their products as well.

I think I’m unshockable now😶

I think I’m unshockable now😶

I don’t know if it’s just me , but I do feel less reactive to stress these days, literally you can’t write some days they would be off the scale for the average person , or is it just me!!!!

The last few days have been really intense, no behaviour, a few seizures which is a worry again but that’s old worry , something I’ve dealt with for a long time, and if you allow that worry eats away so you shelve it , it’s there but you carry on, but lately we have had a few stressful things that I know would have affected me before, and I seem to take it on the chin , am i becoming frozen?

I’m just like yeh ok, let’s go through motions make this issue better and move on , almost so busy , I have no time to panic or react, I’m not sure it’s normal!!!! I’ve become a robot in those stressful times as I always have some worry they just scale up or down!!

let me give you an insight into the last 72 hrs!!!!!  You will leave this blog exhausted no doubt😆 and grateful, your not me ,I’m sure!😂I mean I’m wondering who’s actually writing this . 

On Sunday we visited a trampoline park within ten minutes oscar had landed badly and we thought he had broken his ankle , thank god it was only a sprain, but still a pain for him, this kid won’t be slowed down for anything ! 

Monday , Oscar comes out with a dreaded nits letter!!!!! I thought this kids not going to let me look, so I’m going to apply the mousse while he sleeps, and wash it out in the morning, we did this it was a very traumatic experience for him ,and for us well, we just got very very wet😆 , but he calmed down and that was that , I have to brush , comb and nit comb his hair while he sleeps which is a bit tense, also same for nail cutting , it’s almost like trying to creep-past a very ferocious sleeping dog or something !!!!!!

So with the hair wash out of the way he started his day fine  , Tuesday was pretty kind until around 2 pm ,when my usual 20 min journey to collect Oscar turned into the worst traffic jam ever!!!!!! taking me 1 hr 20 mins to get to him I was 20 mins after everyone else!!!!!! this then made me late to pick up middle child and we finally arrived home at 420 pm an hour later than average! 

Then today!!!!!!! Our little dog at the vets , he’s had a bad eye and we found out today he has an ulcer on it ,and may loose his eye!!!!

Then I get a call from my middle child’s school , he had cooking  ,my last words were Don’t forget to use your tea towel!!, poor boy did use it to remove tray, but then picked it back up again !!!! burning all his fingers and had to go to the local treatment room to be treated!😦 very nasty burn and had to have the blisters cut off! Very upset boy and has to have calpol 4  hrly, and a close eye on him to watch for infection  , he will be taken back again daily for re dressing !  And we’re midweek guys I’m praying the rest is kind.

So I would say Autism parenting and parenting for multiple children in short, is character building! I’m so much less reactive to stress these days, my two red flags are poo! & blood, anything less than that and I’m good, I’m tired but I’ve got this , I have no expectations therefore I don’t reach disappointment .

I enforce a positive attitude and try and see the funny side , I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s the only way to get through!! 

too be continued

Be kind was my first T shirt design, and the main ingredient , to born anxious

Be kind was my first T shirt design, and the main ingredient , to born anxious

My advocacy journey started ,as a child who fostered 🌟updated15/5/2019 read an inspiring story about advocacy in my family this week

My advocacy journey started ,as a child who fostered 🌟updated15/5/2019 read an inspiring story about advocacy in my family this week