Just a Normal Morning

24 Sep


I’ve just been to a MacMillan Coffee Morning at the school. Nothing unusual about that you might think. Well, no, there’s not.

The children (Nursery, Infants, Juniors) take it in turn to perform some songs relevant to their recent learning, we applaud and then we tuck into scones and cakes that the staff have baked for us. We pay money and we go home happy after an hour of chatter and fund raising.

This morning I didn’t take my camera. I felt I had been so reliant on it that it would do me good to see life through my eyes for once and not a lens. Of course I am now regretting that decision as I sat there and watched M, front row, quietly confident and looking so smart, singing every song word perfect, and with no hesitation. It took me until I got back home to realise her PSA wasn’t anywhere nearby (in fact she might have been taking a well-earned coffee break herself) but the fact is, last year M would have been on the end of a row, probably at the back and nearest the exit.

I’m not saying she looked bursting with confidence – she didn’t. But no one who had dropped in from out of town would have had any clue that my little girl struggles every single day with the sensory and social demands that school places on her as an autistic person in a mainstream setting. Her school does everything it can to enable her to cope with the school day and it shows that they listen.

I am ridiculously proud!

(had to have a happy photo so here is one from a few weeks ago)


7 Responses to “Just a Normal Morning”

  1. L (@Mamaasp) September 24, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    Oh wow ! Fantastic xx fab news xx

    • ouremuk66 September 24, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

      Thanks L, it was a lovely morning made extra special.

  2. AutismMumma September 24, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    Fantastic stuff, tempted to put that into #SSAmazingAchievements. Well done. M. You’re right, sometimes it’s just nice to enjoy a moment for what it is, rather than through a lens x

    • ouremuk66 September 24, 2014 at 11:48 am #

      You’d be more than welcome J if you can do the linky stuff. It is a fantastic achievement for M, just not standing out from the crowd in any way 🙂

  3. mummyshambles September 24, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    Lovely post!
    So good to hear about M’s achievements. And I LOVE that photo. She has a great smile. 🙂 X

    • ouremuk66 September 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

      It is a cracking photo – I hardly ever capture a natural smile from her. I found out her PSA was hiding behind the door to the hall, so there but out of sight. She’s come a long way in a year.

  4. stellabranch September 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    I’m really glad you actually witnessed this instead of through your camera lens. Well done to her!

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