The sunshine is here at last. The dark long nights being cosied inside have changed to light evenings laughing and sitting outside in the garden.
The children have so much energy and it’s the time of year when you can open the patio doors and watch as they run in and out the house, filling the atmosphere with laughter.
It is the time of year where the darkness has started to lift in emotions as well.
It is amazing what the sun can do.
It is the time of year when you can plan on going outside and going on nature walks and getting the bug spot book out.
It’s the time of year when I can get the picnic basket out and we can all sit and eat together even if it is on our lawn.
It is the time of year when the ice cream van comes down the road and the excited children dripping of pool water run with you to the ice cream van and ponder over which ice cream will be the best option.
It is just the time of year where being a parent really explodes into fun and laughter.
it is the time of year when my son is getting prepared to go up to a different class and he is started to get anxious.
It is the time of year when my other son is going to be starting school and my autistic son cannot quite understand why his little brother is going to be, not only in his school, but is going to be in his old classroom with his old teacher.
It is the time of year where my son is so anxious he is up all night, where because the sun is up, he must be up. Which means he is getting about 2 hours of sleep per night.
It is the time of year where I am researching as many alternative therapies I can to keep my son calm during these exciting school holidays.
I am researching aroma therapy, different breathing techniques and different sensory touch therapies which will keep my boy calm while out and about.
Saying all that, I will always love this time of year as the sun gives me that energy boost I need to look after 2 children with disabilities.