Tuesday 23 August 2016

At the beach for my son with autism

Boy with autims on the beach

He turns away from the sunlight. It's bright... it's soo white. His eyes crease, his nose crinkles and his big brown eyes become little slits on a chubby looking face. He looks down, seeks the shade and seeks shelter from the wind behind me. But this isn't a bleak desert or an isolated part of the 'mid-west', this is simply our son David, at the beach.

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  1. There's nothing wrong with him enjoying the beach in his own way. My daughter isn't too sure about the beach either - she can't seem to stand the way the sand feels on her feet and won't walk on it unless she has her trainers on. Every kid is different. #DreamTeam

    1. I'm not a bit sand fan either. Stuff gets everywhere! Thanks for commenting!

  2. I think it's fab that David enjoys the beach in his own way.
    The seaside, Some snacks, a windbreak and Ipad sounds just perfect to me :)

    Thanks for being part of #MMBC Hope to see you next week xx

  3. Doing it his way is what matters. Sometimes I don't even realise that what we are doing might seem odd to others! #DreamTeam Ordinary Hopes are all we have, we get there in our own way.

  4. What a fabulous post Hun. So much I can recognise in this and you are spot on when you ask people not to judge. My big lad at 10 has learnt to adapt to family time but we have to always have a back up and be prepared to use technology or simply go home. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

  5. While reading this I was thinking to our recent trip to the beach. My son is 2 and had major meltdowns anytime we went to put on a bathing suit and sun screen. I had all of these expectations of how much he would love it and playing in the sand but it was quite the opposite. I'm glad your son was able to find his own way to enjoy the beach. I mean an ipad and snacks sounds like a great plan to me. Thanks for linking up to #DreamTeam Hope to see you next week!

  6. I guess your experience will be useful for many women who have such special kids. Thank you very much for sharing with us.

  7. That's interesting to hear how he copes at the beach, I know many people don't like the texture of sand stuck to their feet after being in the water (it was a hated thing of mine as a child) and the bright sunlight is always hard for myself and eldest too, it's so bright we need to close our eyes until the sunglasses are on (is that a bright blue eyed thing?). But I can completely understand why it would be hard to play when there is nothing obvious to do. Snacks and an Ipad would definitely be useful! Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x


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